BROOKLYN - Police say they believe State Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. and his seven-year-old son were not intended targets when the rear window of their car was shot out in Brownsville Wednesday.

Police say Boyland and his son were driving by the intersection of Saratoga and Sutter avenues when the car was hit by gunfire. No one was injured in the incident.

Residents in the area say such violence is all too common in their neighborhood. Boyland is currently under investigation in federal corruption charges that allege he and other lawmakers took bribes.

Police investigate gunfire that hit assemblyman's car