A 105th Precinct police officer confirmed the incident, but did not provide any details.Another officer said comment should be deferred to the Police Department's public information arm. But the office could not respond to questions because it said it was not notified of the shooting.Nobody answered the phone or door of Walcott's home on 116th Avenue and 220th Street in Cambria Heights and neighbors were either not home or did not know about the incident.Timothy Walcott, 21, was in a Cambria Heights deli on Francis Lewis and Linden boulevards around 1 a.m. Sunday when he was chased by a group of men who shot at him as he ran away, according to the Daily News. The paper said Walcott avoided six gunshots that were fired but was struck once in the upper thigh.He was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was treated and released, according to the New York Post.The deputy mayor's son was arrested in Cambria Heights three years ago when police officers saw him buying five small bags of marijuana, the paper said."I just pray for (Timothy) and his family," said City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), who represents Cambria Heights. He said he had not spoken to Dennis Walcott since the incident and did not know any details of the case other than what had been published in news reports."I wish Dennis and his family well," said Cambria Heights Civic Association President Kevin Jemmott. "I hope (Timothy Walcott) recovers quickly."Before becoming Mayor Michael Bloomberg's deputy mayor for policy, Dennis Walcott was a former president of the Cambria Heights civic. He is now Bloomberg's point person on educationVirginia Lam, a spokeswoman for Mayor Bloomberg's office, said Walcott was not commenting on the shooting and the incident "is under investigation."Dennis Walcott is Bloomberg's point person on education issues and was also a former president of the New York Urban League from 1990 until 2001, when he joined the Bloomberg administra
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