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15-year-old boy shot in leg on Brooklyn street: police

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Posted at 7:33 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 07:33:22-04

CANARSIE, Brooklyn — A teenage boy was wounded when an unidentified gunman opened fire on a Brooklyn street Tuesday night, according to the NYPD.

Police said shots rang out around 9 p.m. near the intersection of East 99th Street and Seaview Avenue in the Canarsie section.

The 15-year-old victim was shot in the leg and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

He was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday morning.

Police said it is possible the shooter opened fire from a white vehicle. The investigation was ongoing.

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