15-year-old accused of shooting EMT with BB-gun in South Bronx

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SOUTH BRONX — An EMS worker was injured Friday when a 15-year-old allegedly shot him with a BB-gun in the Bronx.

this is the third attack in the area in the past month.

The teen's aunt says he's a good kid, but says he's emotionally disturbed and needs help.

"He knocked on my door and he explained to me what he did.  I said what 'oh my god, oh my god,' then he said I don't know auntie," says Crystal Merritt.

He's accused of shooting the worker from a third floor window of his apartment building.

"A couple days ago he was shooting out the window," said Merritt."I stopped him telling him you're going to hurt somebody.

It happened just before noon Friday at the intersection E. 163rd Street and Intervale Avenue in the South Bronx.

Police immediately launched a search for the shooter, not knowing if another victim could be in his aim.

"What's happening right now in country it's is very scary but I believe this is an isolated incident," a police spokesperson said.

This is the third BB-gun shooting in the past month near the same intersection.

An NYPD car with two officers inside was hit. The officers were not injured but the window shield was cracked.

A few days earlier, a construction worker was shot in the lower back while on the job.

No one has been arrested for those two attacks, but family says the teen accused of the latest attack needs help.

"He's a troublesome child, he doesn't need to be arrested he needs to be in the hospital," says Merritt.

The EMS worker was checked out at Lincoln Hospital and treated for minor injures.

No one else was shot.

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