16-year-old arrested after 5-year-old shot in New Jersey
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a teenager in the shooting of a 5-year-old innocent bystander in Jersey City.
The 16-year-old on Friday was charged with aggravated assault and weapons charges. His name has not been released because of his age.
Authorities have said the child was shot in the abdomen near the Salem Lafayette housing complex on Wednesday afternoon.
He underwent surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, where a spokesman tells the Jersey Journal the boy is in excellent condition.
It wasn’t clear what sparked the shooting, but neighbors say they saw people running through the streets and heard shots being fired.