Police in New York City have detained a teenager suspected of shooting a U.S. Marine in Times Square, which injured a U.S. Marine. This was reported Thursday, July 8, by the CBS New York television channel.
Last week, unknown gunmen in Times Square shot a 21-year-old man in the back. The victim was taken to the hospital. It was noted that the target of the attackers was chosen at random.
According to law enforcers, a 16-year-old boy surrendered to police himself. At the moment he is being questioned. The juvenile is charged with attempted murder, assault and illegal possession of weapons.
According to TV sources, the shooting may have started because of an argument between two groups of illegal vendors or street performers. The intruder was aiming at a man from the other group, but the bullet ricocheted and hit Marine Samuel Poulin.
The victim was taken to the hospital and his wound was not life-threatening.
On May 8, two women and an infant were shot in Times Square in New York City. The NYPD released video footage of the shooting suspect, a young dark-skinned man wearing a number 9 t-shirt. All of the victims were shot at random and are in no way related to each other.