A 14-year-old boy was shot at a basketball court in the Bronx over the weekend – part of a spate of gun violence among teens in New York City this summer.
Bullets flew just before 8:20 p.m. Saturday at the plaza at Walton Avenue and 181st Street in Fordham Heights, hitting the teenager in the buttocks, police said.
The young victim was taken to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center, where police said he was in stable condition.
It was unclear what led to the shooting and if the teenager was the intended target.
The suspect is still at large, police said.
It comes just two weeks after another 14-year-old boy was shot and injured on a basketball court in South Ozone Park, Queens.
The shootings were followed by a number of other shootings involving youth in recent months, including one in Brooklyn where a 15-year-old aspiring mixed martial artist was killed by a stray bullet in July.
The slain youth, Faridun Mavlonov, was one of five teenagers shot dead across the city in a bloody 12-hour period on July 17.
The following week, a stray bullet struck and injured a 16-year-old girl on a street corner in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.