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Boy, 15, shot at Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn three miles from scene mass subway shooting

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A 15-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet at the Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn, just three miles away from scene of the mass subway shooting on Tuesday, as the Big Apple deals with a surge in violent crime. 

The unidentified teen was reportedly injured on the left side of his head near the McDonald’s at the mall around 5.30pm by an teenager, who allegedly fled southbound on foot down Atlantic Avenue toward Best Buy with a group of other kids, the Citizens app reported.

The victim is reportedly transferred to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and is in stable condition, according to News 12 Connecticut. 

Police reported that there were around 50 children standing outside the mall when the shots rang out and they scattered. 

A 15-year-old boy was grazed in the head by a bullet around 5.30pm at the Atlantic Terminal Mall. He was reportedly shot by another teen, who fled on foot with a group of kids down Atlantic Avenue

A 15-year-old boy was grazed in the head by a bullet around 5.30pm at the Atlantic Terminal Mall. He was reportedly shot by another teen, who fled on foot with a group of kids down Atlantic Avenue 

Sections of the mall were roped off as police investigated the scene and searched for the gunman

Sections of the mall were roped off as police investigated the scene and searched for the gunman 

A large police presence was seen searching two sections of taped off areas of the mall, across from the Barclays Arena, after the shooting. A Marshalls and a Best Buy were sectioned off, as well as the area across the street. 

The shooting comes just a day after Frank James, 62,  allegedly shot 10 people inside a northbound N train and injured 13 others during the morning rush hours. He has since been apprehended by police after he was spotted leaving a McDonald’s in Manhattan’s East Village.  

James was taken into custody on Wednesday on 1st Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets after a bystander recognized him and called police. His arrest on Wednesday brings an end to an embarrassing and fruitless day-long manhunt by the FBI and NYPD.

He was marched out of the 9th Precinct shortly before 5pm, smirking but saying nothing as reporters asked why he carried out the attack.

James was charged in a criminal complaint with committing a terrorist act on a mass transit system, and will appear in federal court on Thursday.

Breon S. Peace, the US attorney for New York’s Eastern District, which brought the charges, said James could face life in prison if convicted.

He allegedly shot 33 bullets on the N train at 8.24am from his 9mm handgun, and then ran across the platform with other terrified commuters and got onto a northbound R train. He got off that R train at 25th Street in Brooklyn. On Wednesday morning, he got on the F train again at 9.15am in Park Slope and traveled into Manhattan, right under the noses of the doubled number of cops on trains.

The New York Post cites sources who say James also called 911 himself, telling them where he would be, and saying: ‘You know, I think you’re looking for me. I’m seeing my picture all over the news and I’ll be around this McDonald’s.’

Frank James, 62, was arrested on Wednesday after shooting 10 people on the northbound N train on Tuesday morning

Frank James, 62, was arrested on Wednesday after shooting 10 people on the northbound N train on Tuesday morning 

New Yorkers lie on the platform at 36th Street station on Tuesday after falling out of the northbound N train. They were shot on the train by a gunman who unleashed a smoke bomb and then opened fire before fleeing at around 8.30am

New Yorkers lie on the platform at 36th Street station on Tuesday after falling out of the northbound N train. They were shot on the train by a gunman who unleashed a smoke bomb and then opened fire before fleeing at around 8.30am 

He was seen smirking as he was escorted by police

He was seen smirking as he was escorted by police 

By the time police got there, he had left. He was then arrested down the street. 

James has a long rap sheet with charges in New York and New Jersey dating back to the 1990s for possessing burglary tools, criminal sex acts, criminal tampering, trespassing, larceny and disorderly conduct.

He was charged in New Jersey in the 1990s with two counts of making terroristic threats and was eventually convicted of harassment, a lesser charge. He was sentenced to probation and to receive further counseling.

He had also been arrested several times in New York for a number of offenses, including at least one charge of criminal sex act.

James had purchased the gun used in the shooting legally in 2011, in Ohio. He had attempted to scratch the serial number off.

James’s sister, Catherine James Robinson, told The New York Times her brother had ‘been on his own his whole life.’ She confirmed he was born in the Bronx, and their mother died when he was five years old. 

She said she did not know what he did for work, and frequently changed cities.

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