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Young boy shot

A 9-year-old was shot in the leg following a brazen shooting on July 16.

Witnesses said two men were arguing near the corner of East 45th Street and Church Avenue when one of them pulled a gun and opened fire as he made a hasty escape.

The bullets fired toward East 45th Street went wild, striking an innocent 9-year-old boy in the leg, officials said. The tot was treated and released at a local hospital.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Where: East 45th Street and Church Avenue
Updated Jul. 26, 2010
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