UPDATE: 3-Year-Old Boy Shot in Leg, Caught in Gunfight at Roosevelt Houses

Police arrest two of the suspected shooters, are seeking one other

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.

Tinkerbelle July 09, 2012 at 03:06 PM
A few shootings a month doesn't bother Ms. Alvarez but a child being shot does. A 43 year old GRANDMOTHER flees the scene w/her months old grandchild. The blame is put on bored teenagers. Can people in the ghetto wake the hell up??? 43 year old grannies ARE the problem. People ignoring the gun shots ARE the problem. It's ALL a big, huge, disgusting problem!
Marcia C. July 09, 2012 at 03:20 PM
It's so sad that parents can't feel comfortable to let their children play in playgrounds anymore!
pat July 09, 2012 at 04:49 PM
It's even more sad that the Black population of NYC is imploding itself to smithereens. It sucks that no matter how hard some Blacks work to end it, the majority override the hard work.
Monique Smith July 09, 2012 at 05:37 PM
@ tinkerbell. "Can ppl in the ghetto wake the helm up?" Really?! First off, this isn't the freaking "ghetto." Yes! There's obviously a serious problem in our urban communities but don't get it twisted, crime is every where. 43 yr old grandmothers are the issue?! Really?! How so? Ppl are fast to judge but yet no productive resolutions to back it up.
Jad2k July 09, 2012 at 06:10 PM
OK, I have to back up Monique Smith on this one; @tinkerbell: How is a 43 year old grandmother the issue? Are you trying to imply the root of the issue is "kids having kids"? Well, with a 43 year old grandmother, that wouldn't necessarily be the case since her daughter could very well be 22 (which is pretty much prime baby making age in the rest of the country and world). The real issue is access to guns and the gun laws in this country. If it weren't so easy to get a gun, then people wouldn't be shooting each other and getting little kids caught in the crossfire.
pat July 09, 2012 at 06:20 PM
The issue is not guns, it is the wrong people handling them. How could any person with the least amount of common sense blame an inanimate object? The problem in this city is the misbehaved Black and Hispanic minorities that plague this city. Look at the crime stats in other neighborhoods with less of these minorities. I am a minority and not afraid to speak the truth. We suck and we are the ones to blame for this, not a piece of forged steel that spits bullets.
Jad2k July 09, 2012 at 08:12 PM
@ Pat the issues are indeed related to access to guns. Anyone with an ounce of deductive reasoning can understand that to remove GUN violence, you have to remove the GUNS. As far as the increased violence in minority neighborhoods, that correlation is due to poverty, not race or ethnicity. You won't find well to do folks, black, white, or Hispanic running around robbing people (unless you count Wall Street). The root of the real issue is poverty...so the question really is, why is there more crime in poorer neighborhoods, and why are poor people disproportionately minorities?
BedStuy Bred July 09, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Black America has reached the point of critical mass in terms of its decadence, it is in melt down, and can not be turned around because there are not enough people who care, Black or White. Unfortunately, as goes Black America, so will America go, because the Black community is the canary in the coal mine. The Black community is the marrow of this nation, and diseased marrow causes deathly leukimia.
Joe Gonzalez July 09, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Why hasn't the local Bed-Stuy elected political "leadership" shown up at the scene and spoken up"? You all know their names--where they at?
Claudette Brady July 11, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Pat - How do you have the majority overriding the hardwork. I am really sick and tired you ad nauseam bias attacks on Black people. Even when the issue is not about race, you find a way to inject race and. I understand that this is an open forum but, please give it a rest, we all need a break from you biggotry.
Tia July 11, 2012 at 03:31 PM
The city needs to be locked down!!!! And, " the local Bed-Stuy elected political "leadership" " are not the individuals to blame. Residents' [where frequent shootings occur] can not continue to harbor criminals in their homes. Random searches in the homes is something that is definitely needed; civil right violation or not. Enough is enough!!! Yes, some of the 43 year old grandmas need to wake up; when they are aware that john or jane doe has a fire arm in the home, they need to be immediately turned in to NYPD. These trigger happy assholes have only allowed individuals from other racial backgrounds to look at the African American population as animals. Something really need to change and now.
Jad2k July 11, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Random home searches is a BAD idea because it opens up the door to constitutional violations and once that door opens it's an easy path to rampant civil violations of all sorts. However, you have an excellent point about personal responsibility. The people causing the problems are the friends or relatives of someone, so those friends/relatives need to have a no tolerance policy with the trouble makers. Just like Tia said, if you know there is an illegal gun in the home, turn it in.
Tia July 11, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Thanks Jad2k for your reply. While i clearly understand the legalities of random home searches; locking the city down/curfew, something needs to be immediately done. Bottom line, family members and friends-- need to turn in family and friends if they are illegally toting firearms--or prone to immediate acts of violence. Last night, i was relaxing with friends and family in the comfort of my private back yard.The children were embracing nd telling the enjoyment they had experienced as they exited the"child" pool, along with preparing to enjoy the book of the evening, okay, ;gun shots from Gates Avenue sent us all running for cover. A total interruption of what supposed to be a nice evening with peaceful closure before bedtime. Folks need to turn-em-in! This is the only real solution.
World Changer July 11, 2012 at 07:40 PM
first of all people act like they don't know who the gun ppl are they know...lets see whats gonna happen when their brother get shot o i know they gonna shoot back am i right or am i right....this is sick.............................and no one is goin to snitch because they scared they gonna get shot next its not about that stop n frisk thing..that stop n frisk thing is the best thing the police do, stop it bee.


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