IRVINGTON - An 8-year-old boy is recovering after he was shot in the face in Irvington in broad daylight.

According to the boy's family, he and his dad were walking home when the shooting happened.

The boy's family says the bullet came in through his neck and out his cheek, missing his brain by just inches. He is recovering at University Hospital in Newark. His father was shot in the leg.

Police have released very little information so far about the shooting.