The little boy who was shot in the leg while walking on Astor Avenue in the Bronx on Thursday night is covering from his injuries. His mother told NBC New York, "It didn't hurt the bone or anything. He's okay now. He got six staples." But it didn't look that good when she saw his leg on Thursday.
Maritza Santana said she and her son, Adonte Peartree, had gone to the store for a snack around 10 p.m. and when they left, gunfire broke out in the street. Santana described to the Post, "I heard pow, pow, pow. I heard the bullets fall. Everyone outside started running and my son started crying... I ran up to him and he said, 'Mommy, I have a boo boo.' I was saying 'Where, where' -- then I saw his leg was bleeding, just dripping a lot of blood."
Police do not think little Adonte was the target of the shooting (some residents say there are two gangs fighting in the neighborhood) and a 44-year-old man was also injured by the crossfire. Santana was able to take him home, where he'll rest for the next week, but she said, "It's sad because he understands what happened. He says, 'The gun did it.'"