A child was shot outside the Irvington NJ Pathmark grocery store while shopping with her mother.
According to witnesses, just before the shooting the victim’s mother had been embroiled in an argument with an employee inside the store on Lyons Avenue. Police said that someone involved in the dispute called the police. Sometime after that, the argument spilled outside the store.
Once the participants in the argument were outside, four (4) shots were fired. The 11-year-old child was shot in the hand, while another person was shot in the elbow. Police have said that the adult who was shot is not the child’s mother.
After the shooting, both victims were taken to University Hospital in Newark NJ.
According to police, no arrests have been made at this time.
In NJ, a person can be charged with third degree aggravated assault if he or she caused bodily injury while using a deadly weapon. In this case, if the suspect is arrested and convicted of third degree aggravated assault, he could be sentenced to up to five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Irvington Pathmark Shooting: Child Shot After Mother Argued with Employee, Cops Say.”