A 12-year-old boy was shot in the left leg in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon. Levon Gilliam, who had been walking home from school when he was shot, said, "It felt like something bit me."
The shooting suspect
Levon was shot outside of 211 Lott Avenue in Brownsville around 4:11 p.m. His mother, Shakeeta McCollum, said she saw the shooting when she went to meet him from the bus stop, "It's not right for a child to be coming home at 4 o'clock in the afternoon to get caught in the crossfire."
A police source told the Post, "It looks like some kind of drive-by shooting. We still don’t know if he was the intended target." Levon was treated at Kings County Hospital and released—with a pair of crutches—last night.
His mother worried in an interview with WABC 7: "If he would have moved any other way he would have been dead, and I just thank God that it was just him getting shot in his leg." She added that it was time to move out of Brownsville.
The police released an image (right) of the suspect, who is described as a man in his 20s. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.