11-year-old child shot in East Harlem: police

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — An 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg in East Harlem on Sunday afternoon, police said.

The child was entering a store near East 109th Street and Madison Avenue around 3:20 p.m. when an unidentified man fired multiple shots, one of which struck the boy in the left thigh, according to police.

Police are looking for this man after an 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg in East Harlem on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (NYPD)

The alleged shooter fled the scene in an unknown direction, but police have released the above surveillance image of a man they are looking for in connection to the shooting.

The child was rushed to Harlem Hospital. The injury is not considered life threatening.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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