By Joy Bergmann
A 16 year-old boy was shot in the chest Sunday night around 11:40 p.m. in front of 201 W. 93rd Street – the DeHostos Apartments between Amsterdam and Broadway, a New York City Housing Authority building – according to an NYPD spokesperson. The teen was transported in stable condition to St. Luke’s Hospital.
Police say the shooting apparently stemmed from a dispute between the victim and another unidentified man who fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing and an NYPD police van remained on the scene as of Monday morning. Stationed officers would not comment about the nature of the dispute or whether police are aware of any ongoing “beefs” on the block.
West Side Rag attempted to speak to several residents as they left the building Monday morning. Many said they did not hear the shots; others said they would not comment on the record.
One man just shook his head and said, “I can’t wait to get out of this place.”