Boy, 12, shot in the leg on Crown Heights street

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Boy shot in Crown Heights on July 12, 2020

A 12-year-old boy was shot in Brooklyn on July 12, 2020. (Citizen)

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CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A 12-year-old boy was shot in Brooklyn on Sunday night.

The child was on Prospect Place near Ralph Avenue when he was shot once in the leg around 9 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said.

The boy was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.

Police do not yet have a description of the shooter.

Citywide, there were 11 shootings that injured 12 people on Saturday, police said. There were also six shootings that injured seven people on Friday.

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

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