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Police: Motorist shoots Bronx moped-riding youth in knee

October 9, 2021 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are asking the public’s help to capture a motorist who struck, chased and then shot a 16-year-old moped driver in the leg on a Bronx street.

The shooting occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday near an intersection two blocks from Bronx Community College, which overlooks the Harlem River, New York City police said in a release.

They said a silver Chrysler Sebring sedan struck the moped in the intersection before the teenage boy fled on a sidewalk with the car in pursuit.

Near where the attack began, the car driver fired multiple rounds from a weapon inside the vehicle, striking the youth once in the knee before fleeing, police said.

The youth, who was not identified by police, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he was in stable condition.