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Update: Cops arrest suspect in connection with shooting of 11-year-old boy in Crown Heights

Deputy Chief Michael Kemper speaks after an 11-year-old boy and a 31-year-old man were shot in Crown Heights.
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Police arrested a man for allegedly shooting an 11-year-old boy and a 31-year-old man in Crown Heights on June 20, according to authorities.

Cops charged 27-year-old Angel Eaddy on June 21 with two counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, according to police reports.

The victims were standing in front of a supermarket between St. Johns and Lincoln places when the shooter opened fire at around 7 p.m. on June 20, missing his intended target, and striking the boy near his shoulder, while the man suffered a wound to his left knee, authorities claim.

“[The shooter] shot multiple rounds towards an intended target which wasn’t hit,” said Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, who oversees precincts in northern Brooklyn, at a press conference Thursday night.

Paramedics transported the boy to Kings County Hospital Center in critical condition for surgery, according to police, who said his condition has stabilized.

The 31-year-old victim, who also went to Kings County Hospital, is stable, according to authorities. Both victims are expected to live, police say.

Brooklyn residents and city officials expressed an outpouring of grief and well wishes for the recovery of the young shooting victim on social media, a fifth grader at New Bridges Elementary School, who was scheduled to graduate on Friday, according to Pix 11 News.

“We are praying for an 11-year-old boy in critical condition after a shooting in Brooklyn earlier tonight,” tweeted Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“Thanks to everyone in our Crown Heights community who came out to the scene last night to show support for our 11-year-old neighbor, who was victimized by senseless gun violence,” said Borough President Eric Adams. “We pray for the speediest of recoveries.”

There have been 123 shootings reported in Brooklyn since the beginning of the year, according to police statistics, 89 of which have occurred in North Brooklyn, which is a 34.8 percent increase from the number of shootings in all of 2018.

Reach reporter Rose Adams at radams@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–8306.
Updated 12:04 pm, June 24, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

David Marian from Brownsville says:
If the boy was not the intended victim,how can you write in the same sentence that the perpetrator was a low life? Pretty big jump with no facts to back up your statement. Stick to the words of Joe Friday and you won't be accused of inflammatory language.
June 21, 2:49 pm
LaQwerty Jones from NYCHA Chuck Schumer Houses says:
Of course he was a lowlife, he fired a gun on a street and hit an innocent victim! Is there something wrong with you? Omg, we have a future Democrat politician from Brownsville! or an anchor for CNN!
June 21, 5:31 pm
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you idiot⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 21, 5:58 pm
LaQwerty Jones says:
...And furthermore, Trump was right, Ms-13 are animals, despite Nancy Pelosi trying to make it seem like he was talking about Latino immigrants. If you don’t think MS-13 are animals then there is something wrong with you! P.s. everyone is sick of you Local, you are useless
June 21, 7:10 pm
Henry Ford fron Bay Ridge says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you POS racist Sharteater!⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 21, 7:24 pm
Poleeysha Wiggins says:
Dats just how it goes - life in da hood! Bang bang, shoot shoot, little hommie so dead !
June 22, 2:41 am
Local actually from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you POS racist Sharteater!⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 22, 9:35 am
Gary from Fort Greene says:
LFH, nobody has ever obeyed an order from you and nobody ever will. So give up trying.
June 22, 3:22 pm
Local actually from Here says:
STFU, Gary. Nobody asked for your opinion.
June 22, 5:35 pm
Honey Buhtt says:
Life in da hood, yo!
June 22, 6:16 pm
Local actually from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you POS racist Scumbag!⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 22, 6:19 pm
Vagina Roberts from Brooklyn says:
I know this boy - I am his aunt! He wanted nothing more than to laugh, to play, to love! But this gang rolled in, and now he’s dead! You should all be ashamed of yourselves! Bickering with each other, but you don’t even know my dead nephew!! Have some respect, for him and for me, his grieving aunt - and leave us alone!
June 24, 10:43 am
Local actually from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you lilying Scumbag!⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 24, 11:17 am
Local actually from Here says:
*lying, You lying Scumbag.
June 24, 11:19 am
Pootrice Williams says:
Attention “Local” - whoever you are! I know Vagina Roberts personally. The aunt of the boy you are ridiculing for being dead. She is not lilying! And the only “scumbag” here is the bag of scum you drag into these comments!
June 24, 1:37 pm
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you lying POS Scumbag!⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 24, 1:48 pm
Local from Here says:
If we’re actually a local from here, you would know Vagina Williams. She is well known by everyone that’s actually from here.
June 24, 2:45 pm
Local Actually from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you lying POS Scumbag!⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 24, 3:07 pm
Honey from Bronx says:
Vagina Roberts - don’t listen to the haters! Women stand strong together. I’m with her! Not with this man ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️
June 25, 11:28 am

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