A 12-year-old boy was shot in the ankle at a Brooklyn housing development Monday night and tried to limp home with some help from his shocked pals.
Michael Andrews and some friends were standing outside the Louis H. Pink Houses Community Center, on the south side of Linden Blvd., around 10 p.m. when three shots rang out, police sources and witnesses said.
The witnesses said Michael did not appear to be the intended target.
The wounded boy tried to walk home, crossing Linden Blvd. toward the Linden Plaza apartment complex, sources said. When he got to the courtyard, he realized he was bleeding.
“His friends were carrying him back and forth, up and down the plaza. They didn’t know what to do,” said a Linden Plaza employee who didn’t give her name.
Medics arrived and took Michael to Kings County Hospital.
The boy lives in one of Linden Plaza’s towering buildings with his grandmother, the complex employee said.
“He’s a good little kid. He just runs around here with his friends,” she said. He’s a regular 12-year-old boy.”