NYPD hunting for suspect after teen shot in Brooklyn

July 29, 2011 2:14:12 PM PDT
Police are searching for a suspect after a 13-year-old boy was shot in the back in Brooklyn Wednesday morning.

Officers respnded to the scene around 10:30 a.m. to a call of a male shot at the corner of East 25th Street and Newkirk Avenue.

EMS transported the victim to Kings County Hospital, where he was treated and listed in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s. He is approximately 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall and weighs 175 to 200 pounds. He has a close cut hair cut and was wearing a white T-shirt and red shorts.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.