Update July 10th, 9:30am: Police have arrested a second suspect in the shooting of a 3-year-old, who was playing outside of Roosevelt Houses: Antonio McCloud, 22.
Both McCloud and Williams are now facing attempted murder, assault, weapons possession and reckless endangerment charges. Police are still seeking one other person of interest.
Update July 9th, 3:15pm: Police have arrested at least one of the gunmen involved in the shooting of a 3-year-old boy shot in the leg at Roosevelt Houses, according to police.
The suspect, Stanley Williams, 20, of Pacific Street in Crown Heights, was arrested shortly after the shooting while walking along Spencer St. and Dekalb Ave.
A weapon was not recovered from Williams, who police said has a long list of prior arrests.
A 3-year-old boy was shot in the leg – apparently caught in the crossfire of a gun fight – at the Roosevelt Houses courtyard on Sunday afternoon, says the New York Times.
The gunmen fled and no arrests have been made, and the child is in stable condition at Kings County Hospital, says the article.
Jennifer Alvarez, 36, a medical assistant at the Roosevelt Houses told the Times that gun violence happens “once or twice a month” in the neighborhood, but this incident shook her up because a child was involved.
“We don’t feel safe,” Alvarez told the paper, noting that she no longer felt comfortable having her child play on the courtyard’s communal playground.
According to the Times, Daisy Williams, 43, who fled the scene with her 5-month-old grandson, says she has seen a lot of bored teenagers hanging around the housing project lately.
“They have been shooting dice and getting in a lot of fistfights,” she told the paper, though the details of who was involved in the shooting are not yet known.