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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bronx Crime Watch: Police Seek Shooting Suspects

Police are still searching for two suspects involved in the post-Christmas shooting of a 16-year-old boy.

The unnamed victim, a Hispanic male, was shot once in the upper leg during a dispute with two other young men at the corner of Bainbridge Avenue and E. 212th Street, in the early morning hours of Dec. 26. The injured boy was removed to Montefiore Medical Center in stable condition, according to a spokesman for the NYPD.

Police released video surveillance stills (above) of the two suspects, who fled the scene after the shooting. Both are described as black, thinly built males between the ages of 16 and 18. One suspect was wearing a blue "varsity" jacket with beige sleeves, while the other wore a black puffy coat and was carrying a firearm.

There have been no leads and no arrests, according to police.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 577 TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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