Gunfighting Teens Heading to Prison After Conviction for Shooting of Six-Year-Old

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WESTCHESTER, NY – The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office has announced the arrest of two Yonkers teenagers who engaged in a gunfight in the county in 2021. During that exchange, a six-year-old child was shot.

“Two Yonkers teens – an 18-year-old adolescent offender & a 16-year-old juvenile offender –who engaged in a gunfight on a Yonkers street in 2021 were sentenced to state prison for shooting a six-year-old bystander in the chest,” the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office said.

“An innocent young child was left in critical condition after being shot by these two defendants who opened fire on a city street,” D.A. Mimi Rocah said. “There is no place for gun violence in Westchester County and we will continue to hold those who commit acts of violence such as this accountable to the fullest extent possible under the law. We are grateful the victim survived and we hope these sentences bring an additional measure of healing to the victim and his family.”