Video released of boy being shot in the Bronx

February 22, 2012 8:40:54 PM PST
An 8-year-old boy is hospitalized Wednesday after being shot in the Bronx, and the hunt is on for the gunman.

Residents that live in the Soundview neighborhood say gunfire happens pretty frequently, and in this case, the boy is lucky to be alive.

It's a parent's worst nightmare, especially when you see in the surveillance video, a boy who is shot while standing inside a deli.

In the security camera video, the 8-year-old boy is inside the Papa Yala's Deli and moves toward a rack of potato chips and snacks when suddenly, you see his left shoulder jolt backwards as he is shot.

At the same time others are running for cover including one man who rushes past Armando.

"We just heard a random shot. People started running. His mom called him to the back. He was holding his shoulder and that's when you could see he was shot," says deli owner Mahmood Abdulrub.

Abdulrub rushed from behind the counter as the boy's mother called 911.

"He was more stunned. Like, he wasn't really screaming or anything like that. Just when we applied pressure to his wound that's when he said ouch," adds Abdulrub.

The shot, police believe, came from someone riding past the store on a bicycle. There had also been a group of people hanging around outside the deli at the time.

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