Update: Search Continues for Teen on Bicycle Who Shot Ten Year Old Bystander in Richmond

By: Brian Shields - Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:54:25 -0800

RICHMOND (KRON) -- Richmond police continue to examine a bicycle abandoned by the teenager who opened fire Thursday on a city street aiming at a man in a car but instead striking a ten-year old boy.

Witnesses say the little boy and his mom were on their way home from Coronado Elementary school when a man on a bicycle opened fire on another man in a car near the intersection of Maine and 16th Street Thursday afternoon.

"He took it out of the front of his pants and started shooting at the car and busted out a windown," family friend Diana Dane tells KRoN 4's Reggie Kumar.  "They thought it was fireworks because the Fourth of July is coming up.  But when they saw that the back of the car's window broke, then they threw themselves on the floor and the little boy got shot in the back."

Investigators say the intended victim continued driving and did not report the shooting.  They still hope to talk with him.

The shooter abandoned his bicycle at the scene and authorities are examining it in hopes it will lead them to its owner.  

The victim was taken by emergency helicopter to Children's Hospital in Oakland where he was still in critical condition Friday.

If you know anything about this crime, contact Richmond police or your local authorities.

Stay tuned to KRON 4 and KRON4.com for the latest on this developing story.

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