NEW YORK - A 12-year-old boy who was struck in the chest in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn is expected to recover.
The shocking incident occurred at about 9:50 p.m. Saturday near 171 Malcolm X Boulevard in Bed-Stuy. The gunman opened fire from a passing vehicle, according to cops.
The boy was rushed to Maimonides Hospital in stable condition.
Police are searching for the gunman.
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Gun violence is up across New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he won't accept the increase.
"We are going to fight back this challenge," said de Blasio during a briefing from City Hall Monday. "This is a real thing. The gun violence problem went up and that's not acceptable."