|Amanda Chavan, age 9|
That's when a 17-year old boy, Billy James, Jr., riding on a bicycle, is believed to have opened fire, aiming at another person. But one of the bullets hit Amanda in the stomach. She was rushed to the hospital, where she is recovering.
From an article and news video:
Authorities released a photo of Billy James Jr., whom they are calling a person of interest in the case.
According to police, a person between 15 and 20 years old riding a BMX-style bicycle fired several rounds, hitting the girl who was playing in front of a building on Bailey Avenue in Kingsbridge at around 9:45 p.m.
|Shooter, Billy James, Jr. age 17|
The girl, who was struck in the torso, is not believed to have been the intended target. She is recovering at Jacobi Medical Center.According to a related article with more pictures of the young victim, Amanda is afraid to go home now.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.