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Injured NYC teen was accidental target in Brooklyn shooting

Dramatic video captures the moment a gunman opened fire outside a Brooklyn apartment building this week – seriously injuring a teenager who police say was not the intended target.

The 16-year-old opened the front door of the building on Sterling Place off Rochester Avenue in Crown Heights just before 9pm Monday when the gunman – along with another man – approached the door, police officers said.

The gunman fired a single shot – aimed at another person who can be seen in footage running into the building, police said.

But instead of hitting his target, he shot the teenager once in the lower right breast, authorities said.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital Center in critical but stable condition. Police described him as “a bit uncooperative” with investigators.

Police are searching for two men involved in the accidental shooting death of a Brooklyn teenager.
Police are searching for two men involved in the accidental shooting death of a Brooklyn teenager.
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According to police, both shooters fled on foot before police arrived at the scene.
According to the police, both shooters fled on foot before the police arrived.
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The suspected shooter was last seen in a dark hoodie, dark pants and a dark baseball cap.
The suspected shooter was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie, dark pants and a dark colored baseball cap.
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The shooter's accomplice wore a black hoodie with white lettering on the back.
The shooter’s accomplice wore a black hoodie with white lettering on the back.
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The gunman fired a single shot - aimed at someone else who can be seen in footage running into the building.
The gunman fired a single shot, targeting someone else who can be seen in footage running into the building.
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Both suspects fled after the shooting, which police described as gang-related.

The suspected shooter was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie, dark pants and a dark colored baseball cap.

His alleged accomplice wore a black hoodie with white lettering on the back.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/17/hurt-nyc-teen-was-unintended-target-in-brooklyn-shooting/ Injured NYC teen was accidental target in Brooklyn shooting

JACLYN DIAZ

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