Jewish man and young son shot with BBs on Staten Island

A Jewish man and his son were shot by a pellet gun as they left a kosher grocery on Staten Island in an incident that is being investigated as a potential hate crime.

The NYPD said it happened on the sidewalk on Victory Boulevard in the Castleton Corners area on Sunday afternoon.

The man and boy, who were both wearing yarmulkes, were on the sidewalk outside Island Kosher when a black Ford Mustang with no license plates drove by. Someone in the car started shooting a pellet gun, hitting the 32-year-old father twice in the chest and the 7-year-old boy near his ear. 

The car took off on Victory Boulevard towards Richmond Avenue, police said.

The man and his son were not seriously hurt and didn't need to go to the hospital, authorities said.

With FOX 5 NY's Lisa Evers.