Cops: 2 arrested for shooting toddler with stray bullet

CONEY ISLAND - Authorities say they have two suspects in custody in connection with a shooting that injured a 19-month-old girl in Coney Island Sunday.

Police say 17-year-old Dortch Devin and 24-year-old Vincent Carmona are facing a slew of charges, including assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and criminal trespassing.

Investigators say that the pair were aiming for a third individual who was the victim of an earlier robbery.

The shooting victim, Jayleen Jones, is recovering at Lutheran Hospital.

Neighbors on West 35th Street say violence in the area has become all too common.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

More than 2,000 people took part in the 1 Thousands attend NYPD Cares 5K for kids with disabilities
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
The victim, a man in his 20s, was 3 Man shot in head during Williamsburg drive-by shooting
4 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
More than 200 Brooklyn residents received a goody 5 Expecting moms attend massive baby shower in E. Flatbush

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE