WBUR News WBUR News

Support the news

Youngster Shot On Bicycle Recovering After Surgery

This article is more than 5 years old.

The father of a Brockton youngster who was shot while riding his bicycle says his son has undergone surgery and is recovering.

Vandir Silva tells The Boston Globe that the 7-year-old Divan Silva was smiling, laughing and playing Candy Crush on Monday. A hospital spokeswoman said the boy, who was hit by gunfire in the buttocks, was listed in serious condition.

Boston Police are searching for a teenage suspect in the Sunday shooting in Boston. The shooting also grazed the head of an unidentified 20-year-old man.

Police said witnesses described the suspect as a male between 14 and 18 years old, wearing a red hoodie, white shorts and white sneakers. He was described as heavy-set and 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Mayor Martin Walsh called on the community to come forward with information.

This article was originally published on May 25, 2015.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news