Boy, 3, Shot in Head

NEW YORK TIMES - A 3-year-old boy was shot in the head in his Brooklyn apartment early Saturday, the police said. A 22-year-old man who was inside the apartment at the time was being questioned by detectives on Saturday evening, the police said.

The boy, whose name was not released, was in critical but stable condition at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital. His mother was not home at the time, and he had been under the care of a female baby sitter, according to the police.

The shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. at 520 East 21st Street in Ditmas Park. The bullet entered the left side of the boy’s head and exited through the back.

He was taken first to Kings County Hospital Center and later transferred to Weill Cornell.

Investigators were still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting, and no arrests had been made by Saturday afternoon.


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