12-year-old Shawn Martinez, of East New York, missing since Thursday

Penny Cardona says her 12-year-old adoptive son Shawn Martinez went to the store on the Fourth of July and did not come back. (7/8/13)

EAST NEW YORK - An East New York mother is searching for her son after he went to the store and never returned home.

Penny Cardona says her 12-year-old adoptive son Shawn Martinez went to the store on the Fourth of July and did not come back.

Martinez is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 116 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt with the words “Call of Duty” written on it and red and blue Adidas sneakers.

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Each morning, Cardona posts fliers around the neighborhood and stops passersby to get his picture out.

Anyone with information on Martinez is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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