By Sasha Gonzales
Two Bronx men have been indicted for firing shots on a crowded Mott Haven street in broad daylight—an incident that left a seven-year-old boy wounded.
Keyshawn Williams, 21, of 600 East 137th Street and Manuel Colon, 31, of 637 East 138 Street were acting on a personal beef when they allegedly exchanged gunfire in front of 600 East 137th Street on June 5.
Colon allegedly fired multiple shots at Williams, whose 7-year-old cousin, as well as the boy’s grandmother, were walking nearby, prosecutors said. One of the bullets fragmented and struck the boy.
Williams then allegedly pursued Colon and a man he was with, firing multiple rounds at them outside the Mill Brook Houses as pedestrians scattered.
When the gunsmoke cleared, paramedics took the 7-year-old to Lincoln Hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his leg and hand.
“The defendants’ alleged actions left an innocent child wounded and endangered the lives of people who were outside in the busy Mott Haven area on that afternoon,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said. “The gunfire in our neighborhoods must stop.”
Williams and Colon face multiple weapon and assault related charges. Both were arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court Thursday and ordered held on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.
Their attorneys could not immediately be reached for comment.