Tyshawn Falconer was shot in the chest by an unidentified gunman shortly after 8:30 p.m., police said. The boy opened his door after a man rang the door bell on the quiet residential street and asked for his 16-year-old brother Tony, according to police and neighbors."I was in my bedroom and I heard the gunshots," said Madge Rigg, a next door neighbor and family friend. "The next thing I know, all hell broke loose and the ambulance and police cars rushed here."Tyshawn was rushed to Long Island Jewish Hospital Center in critical condition. His status was upgraded to stable Monday morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman.Police were searching for the gunman, who escaped from the scene. The investigation was ongoing. No description of the shooter was given.Neighbors, who asked not to be named, believe that the gunman may have targeted Tony because he held a grudge against another boy. They did not elaborate.
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