Man buries stepson, tries to save dying boy

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A day after burying his teenage stepson lost to gunfire, a Syracuse man tried to save a 12-year-old who had been hit by a bullet in an unrelated shooting.

The Post-Standard reports David Carroll, 38, was among the people who took James Springer III to a hospital after he was shot Wednesday night on a city street.

Police say the boy died early Thursday morning. A funeral was held the previous Tuesday for Carroll's stepson, 15-year-old Loindale Johnson, who was fatally shot Oct. 3.

Carroll says he was buying beer and snacks at a corner store when Springer was shot in the torso and his 33-year-old stepmother suffered a minor arm wound.

A 22-year-old man who police say was aiming for someone else has been charged in the shooting.

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