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2006-10-19 / Other News

Two Local Teens Shot In Separate Incidents Here

By Charles Rogers

Police take handcuffed suspect to the Emergency Medical Service am-bulance at Glenwood Road and Ralph Avenue. Charles Rogers In two separate incidents, two local teenagers were shot last week. One of the victims is still in the hospital, having suffered a gunshot wound to the face. The other was pronounced in stable condition and has been re-leased from the hospital, police said. The names of the victims have not been divulged by authorities.

The first shooting took place at about 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10 on Avenue N between East 103rd and East 104th streets. Officials from the 69th Precinct Detective Squad said it appeared there was an argument be-tween the victim and another youth, but they have no suspects at the pre-sent time.

Residents called police and when officers arrived they found the youth lying on the ground. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital by an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ambulance. Witnesses said they thought they saw the gunman flee in a pickup truck with out-of-state license plates, but that could not be confirmed.

Police ask that anyone who might have information on the case please call them at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

Police arrested two suspects in the second shooting, which took place at about 9:45 a.m. on last Thursday. Neither the names of the suspects nor the victim were released.

Detectives said that, following a confrontation with the suspects on Glenwood Road near East 78th Street, the 18-year-old victim was chased west across Ralph Avenue and onto the grounds of the Glenwood Houses. Police said that during the chase, one of the youths shot the victim in the right hand. He fell to the ground and his attackers fled.

Alerted by witnesses from South Shore High School, which is adjacent to the crime scene, patrol officers and members of the Anti-Crime Unit from the 69th Precinct took up the chase, along with officers from the local precinct's Truancy Unit, who caught up with the suspect a few blocks away. Police Officers Selena Hunt and Demetria Stark made the arrest and brought the youths, both also 18, back to the scene.

The wounded youth was taken to Brookdale Hospital by EMS paramedics.

Police sources said neither the victim nor his attackers were connected "in any way" to South Shore High School.

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