New York City teenager, 14, shot in bus | MCUTimes

New York City teenager, 14, shot in bus

A 14-year-old boy was shot on a city bus in Harlem Thursday morning, police said.

The teenager was either standing on or off the M1 bus on East 139th Street and Fifth Avenue just before 10 a.m. when a bullet grazed his head, according to police.

Police said the perpetrator had followed the boy on the street near his home before opening fire.

An MTA bus displays the message 'Masks Required' as New York City continues to reopen its efforts following restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.  (Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images)

An MTA bus displays the message ‘Masks Required’ as New York City continues to reopen its efforts following restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images)

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He was rushed to Harlem Hospital and is expected to recover.

A man believed to be the shooter was spotted fleeing the scene, according to police sources.

It was the latest incident in a violent river of young New Yorkers.

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Just last Thursday, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the knee on a Bronx basketball court, allegedly by another 13-year-old boy.

A post-analysis of NYPD data showed that at least 21 children were killed by either cannons or knives between January and September 30 – more than tripling the number in the same period in both 2019 and 2020.

This article first appeared in the New York Post.

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