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'That could be their little brother:' Boy hospitalized after Boynton Beach shooting

'That could be their little brother:' Boy hospitalized after Boynton Beach shooting (WPEC)

Another day of gunfire in Boynton Beach sent a 12-year-old boy to the hospital.

It's already the 10th shooting in Boynton Beach in just the first 20 days of 2018.

Ellancer McGrady has been living in Boynton Beach for decades, but says his beloved city has changed.

He believes people need to utilize common sense.

“Common sense would tell you if I'm looking for my man, I’m not going to shoot through all these little kids here, that don’t make no sense.” McGrady said.

McGrady also says this wave of shootings is new.

“Now you need to stay in the house and hide because you don’t know when a stray bullet is gonna come out,” he said.

McGrady says the shooters fail to realize they are making their own areas unsafe.

“That could be any one of my babies," he said. "Whoever shot, that could be their little brother or their baby."

Police say the boy was shot around 2:45 p.m. after three men jumped out of a gold or tan SUV in front of the Cherry Hill Mini Market.

Officers say the suspects were aiming for a different group, but the boy was hit while hanging out down the street.

McGrady just wants the violence to stop.

"What y’all doing is basically bringing heat on yourself," he said. "You're gaining nothing except trouble for your own self."

Police urge anyone with information that could lead to an arrest to call CrimeStoppers at 800-458-TIPS (8477).

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