A 10-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the Bronx last night, just a few blocks away from Yankee Stadium. He was struck by a stray bullet around 6:30 p.m. in Franz Sigel Park near 157th St and Gerard Avenue, and was taken to Lincoln Hospital by family members. The police say he is expected to recover.

Witnesses say the shooting was sparked by a nearby argument between two teenage girls; a male friend of one of the girls allegedly opened fire into a crowd of around 20 people, striking the 10-year-old. "One shot went off, we weren't sure whether it was a firecracker or a gunshot. And then about two or three more shots went off, we all ran. It was scary, everybody was running," a witness told NY1.

Last night's shooting is just one of several violent episodes involving children this summer. In July, 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan was fatally struck by a stray bullet at a memorial basketball tournament on East 165th St in the Bronx, and a 2-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy were shot in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn later that month. "This is the worst summer I can remember, as far as children getting hit," Sidney Flores, a Community Board 4 volunteer, told NBC New York. And Gerard Avenue is no stranger to recent gun violence—last week, a turf war between street vendors near Yankee Stadium resulted in two people being shot.

Police officers are still searching for last night's shooter. They have described him as a black male between 18 and 20 years old, and wearing a black shirt and a multi-colored hat.

[UPDATE] Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. just sent out the following statement:

I am deeply saddened by last night’s incident on East 157th St. and Walton Avenue, near Yankee Stadium, where a nine-year old boy fell victim to gun violence. I will keep him and his family in my prayers as we hope for his quick recovery. It is the second time in a week that this senseless act is committed in our borough and it is extremely disappointing. I know I speak for all Bronxites in condemning this despicable act...This violence must stop, my office will continue to work to take as many illegal guns off of our streets as we possibly can to keep our children and families safe.