Boy, 9, shot in the head in Brooklyn

August 5, 2008 2:39:04 PM PDT
A young boy was listed in extremely critical condition after being shot in the head. An intense manhunt was underway for the gunman who opened fire into a crowd of children gathered at 1670 Pacific Street shortly after 9:00 p.m.

According to police, the 9-year-old boy was standing with a group of four or five other children.

The suspect, who was riding a bicycle, fired a gun at the children, police said, hitting the boy in the head.

Police recovered the suspect's bicycle at the scene.

The boy was taken to Kings County Hospital. Police said he was listed in very critical condition.

Witnesses did not believe the boy was the targeted.

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