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Teen arrested for shooting at Bronx deli

A 15-year-old boy will be charged as an adult for his role in a shooting inside a deli in the Bronx recently. The deli is located in the Soundview section of the Bronx.

Police are claiming the teen was riding a bicycle outside Papa Yala's on Randall Avenue when he opened fire into the deli, allegedly using a silver handgun. A boy who was standing with his mother was hit. Now the teen is facing serious charges, including attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say they believe the shooting, which was apparently directed at a group of people crowded near the shop's front door, was related to a gang dispute that has been going on for months. The boy was apparently shopping for chips when he was caught in the crossfire. He was hit in the shoulder and taken to a hospital. Other injuries included a punctured lung and a fractured rib. He is expected to survive, according to the New York Daily News.

The teen was arrested days later. It's not clear what led police to him or whether anyone else would be charged.

The crimes he is charged with would be classified as violent. Being convicted of these charges could result in a serious penalty. Those charged with violent crimes would benefit from consulting an experienced criminal defense attorney to make sure that their rights are protected during the legal process and to develop a strategy of defense.

Source: New York Daily News, "Mom of brave second grader shot at a Bronx bodega speaks out," Matthew Lysiak and Joe Kemp. Feb. 22, 2012

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