A 10-year-old Kensington boy playing stickball near his home was slightly wounded in the chest late yesterday when he was struck by stray gunfire at East Cambria and Tusculum Streets, police said.
The boy, Julio Perez, was taken to Episcopal Hospital, where he was treated and released. A bullet entered his right shoulder and lodged just beneath the skin of his chest, his mother, Maria Perez said.
She said in an interview last night that she heard two or three shots about 8:30 p.m., then heard her son scream, "Mommy, Mommy, someone shot me. I'm going to die."