14-year-old charged for shooting incident aboard MTA bus

NYC bus - MTA - File Photo.

NEW YORK, NY – A 14-year-old male suspect was charged for the near fatal shooting that took place on an MTA bus in the Bronx.

On January 21, at around 6 pm, police were dispatched to the area of the Clason Point New York City Housing Authority development after reported 911 calls regarding a shooting.

Upon their arrival in the area of Story and Metcalf Avenues, police found a 17-year-old male victim with a single gunshot wound to the chest aboard the Bx5 bus.

He was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Jacobi where he was listed in critical, but stable condition.

On Wednesday, police announced they had made an arrest in the shooting. The 14-year-old suspect’s name was not released, but he was charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm and reckless endangerment.

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