NYC cab driver, 15-year-old boy shot in crossfire during gunfight


A cab driver was shot in the head and a 15-year old shot in the stomach after an exchange of gunfire in Harlem on Saturday night, police sources said.

A 15-year-old male was standing on the corner of 131st Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday night when a vehicle pulled up and someone shot him in the stomach, police sources said.

As the 15-year-old fell, he allegedly fired one shot back at the vehicle but struck a nearby cab driver in the head. A woman and a child were in the cab, but were uninjured, sources said.

The 34-year male driver was taken to Mount Sinai hospital and is in critical condition, police said.

The 15-year old was arrested for firing back when police arrived on scene. 

He is in custody and in stable condition recovering at Columbia University Medical Center, police said.

Police are at the scene
Police are at the scene where a cab driver and teen male were shot on Frederick Douglass Boulevard at W131st Street in New York, NY.
Christopher Sadowski

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