Surveillance camera captures video of 12-year-old being shot in Yonkers park

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Yonkers police hope that surveillance video will help them find the two gunmen who shot a 12-year-old boy on Sept. 8.

Investigators say they're hoping the release of the video, and a $2,500 reward, will lead to the arrest of the two gunmen who fired shots on Highland Avenue just before 2 a.m.

A 12-year-old boy who was standing with a group of other young people, just out of the camera's view, was shot in the neck.
Police officials are asking the public to look at the suspects' clothing, how they walk, or any and all characteristics that can help identify them.

Investigators say they're hoping the public can help them find and arrest the shooters before they hurt someone else. "The more we engage the community, the more the community engages us, the better the likelihood it is that we're able to catch who did it. I mean at the end of the day, my plea to the public would be that we don't want this to happen again," says Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller.

The 12-year-old boy is still in the hospital, and News 12 is told he's got a long way to go to recover.
Anyone with information is asked to call Yonkers police at (914) 377-7724.

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