Two 12-year-olds were charged with felony assault and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon after they allegedly pushed a shopping cart off a fourth-floor walkway, hitting a woman in the head, police said.
The woman, Marion Salmon Hedges, was listed in critical but stable condition at New York City's Harlem Hospital.
Hedges was walking with her 14-year-old son outside a Target store in East Harlem on Sunday when the cart fell on her. The mother of two had just bought candy at Costco to give to trick-or-treaters, . Her son, who witnessed the attack, wasn't injured.
The two young suspects were charged in Family Court as juveniles, .
Police don’t believe that the boys were targeting Hedges, the Daily News reported.
Earlier in the day, the boys had been part of a group tossing slushees over a railing outside Target, police said, according to the Post.
Hedges volunteers at a local neighborhood center, and is also active in her church, the newspaper reported.