Cops: 3-year-old boy shot on East 21st Street in Flatbush

The 22-year-old is facing several charges while the young boy remains in the hospital. (8/24/13)

FLATBUSH - Police say a suspect is in custody in connection to the shooting that left a 3-year-old boy hospitalized this morning in Flatbush.

Police say the child was shot in the head early this morning at 520 East 21st St. His mother wasn't home, but he was being watched by a babysitter. The 22-year-old man in custody, a friend of the child's mother, was also with them at the time.

Neighbors in the apartment building say the boy was attacked by a dog in the same neighborhood recently.

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