Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

14-year old boy wounded by 17-year old gang member with criminal history

Two police gang taskforce members were driving in Queens, New York, when they witnessed a gang shooting.  A 17-year old boy and Crips gang member, named Chinloy, with a previous history opened fire on a group of kids, wounding a 14-year old boy in the buttocks.  Police apprehended the shooter at gunpoint.  The victim was treated.

From the article:
Myers, who was in the driver’s seat, whipped his head around to see Chinloy squeezing off shots from a .40-caliber Glock handgun at some people in front of a store, police said.
“When Officer Myers looks over his [left] shoulder, he sees the muzzle flash on the firearm as the guy is shooting toward the group,” a police source said. “They were right there.”
None of the shots hit the police car, a source said, and the officers were not injured.
A 14-year-old boy who had been in the crowd called for an ambulance shortly after the incident and was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, police said.
Investigators found four .40-caliber shell casings across the street where Chinloy was seen firing, police sources said.
Chinloy has four prior arrests for gun possession, a source said.
Chinloy, who lives on Hessler Ave. in Far Rockaway, was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.
The known gang member was most recently arrested in October for possession of a loaded firearm and resisting arrest, a police source said.
A month earlier, Chinloy was arrested for having a loaded gun that was stolen from Pennsylvania, the police source added.


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