6-year-old child shot in the shoulder, 3 underage suspects in custody


YONKERS, NY — Three underage suspects were taken into police custody Thursday night after 6-year-old child was shot in the shoulder with a stray bullet outside of his Yonkers home, police said.

The child was outside of his home on Ash Street near Oak Street around 6 p.m. when the shot rang out, officials said.

Police were in the area already and immediately converged on the scene, chasing after three suspects.

Three underage suspects were taken into custody.

Two handguns were recovered from the scene; police said the juveniles were shooting at each other.

Police said the injured boy was taken to an area trauma center in serious condition, but is expected to survive.

Officers cordoned off a several block radius to investigate.

Authorities had originally identified the victim as an 8-year-old child who was struck in the chest, but later revised the information.

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