- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) - Police on Long Island say a 4-year-old boy is expected to recover after being grazed in the ear by an “errant bullet.”

Long Beach City Police say the boy was playing in his apartment in the Channel Park Homes complex on Oak Court when shots rang out at 1:20 p.m. Friday.

Sgt. Richard DePalma tells Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1GnIKGJ ) it appears the shots came from one of two men arguing in a nearby alley.

He says a bullet went through the wall of an apartment and into an interior wall. It then hit the boy in a first-floor apartment.

The boy, who was not identified, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center and is expected to recover.

Police are still searching for the two men. Extra patrols were dispatched.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com



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