Man arrested in Crown Heights double shooting

May 22, 2012 1:40:43 PM PDT
One man is under arrest after a shooting in Brooklyn left a 12-year-old boy injured Monday night.

The shots rang out inside the Rugged Sole shoe store on 298 Utica Avenue in Crown Heights around 7:30, hitting a 12-year-old in the right leg and striking a 34-year-old man. Both victims were rushed to Kings County Hospital, where they are expected to survive.

As for why a sneaker store turned into shooting range, police report it all began with some kind of dispute in the shop, which somehow ended in a shootout.

Police believe the 12-year-old was an innocent bystander, and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is not clear if the young boy is related to the 34-year-old who was shot.

Police say a 45-year-old man has been charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

Detectives believe the gunman fled the scene. He is described as a 21-year-old in gray jeans. ---
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