Boy, 11, shot in knee: cops
BY DORIAN BLOCK and XANA O'NEILL
NY DAILY NEWS Sunday 6/22/08
An 11-year-old boy was shot in a Brooklyn playground by another youth after an event at the adjacent school Saturday night, police and witnesses said.
The boy was with his family in front of the Woods Playground attached to Public School 335 in Crown Heights when he was shot in the knee about 10:30 p.m., police said.
The owner of a trucking company across Rochester Ave. from the school said one of his workers saw a teenage boy load a gun behind a truck just before the shooting.
"The shooter went behind the truck, loaded the gun, and the driver called 911 before he got a shot off," said Tommy Cuccurullo, owner of F & I Trucking.
"It happened so fast. Once he shot him, he ran down Rochester," Cuccurullo said.
It was unclear whether the bullet was intended for the victim or someone else.
The Emergency Medical Service brought the 11-year-old boy to Kings County Hospital. The injury was not life-threatening, police said.