16-year-old boy shot in the head in the Bronx; police searching for pair

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MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — Police have asked for help tracking down two men in the Bronx after a 16-year-old boy was shot in the head, officials said Thursday.

The teen was walking on 143rd Street near Morris Avenue on the evening of March 21 when two men with firearms approached, police said. They shot at the teen, then fled toward Morris Avenue.

The teen was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in critical but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police have asked for help identifying the gunmen, who are in their late teens or early 20s. They were last seen wearing all dark clothing.

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).

Police have asked for help identifying these attackers in connection with a Bronx shooting. The 16-year-old victim suffered a critical injury. (NYPD)

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