Police release video in Harlem shootings

Eight people, six of them teens, shot
June 4, 2008 7:22:57 PM PDT
Police in New York City released video Wednesday of several people they would like to question about the shooting of eight people in Harlem. The surveillance video was taken about two blocks away from the crime scene in Marcus Garvey Park on Memorial Day.

Investigators say the tape shows one young man carrying a gun. Six of the victims who were shot are teenagers, and all are expected to survive.

They were shot during a fight at a basketball tournament.

On the video, a black male in his teens, wearing a red shirt, red shorts and a blue Atlanta Braves baseball cap with a red bill is observed with a handgun.

Anyone with information on the identities of anyone depicted in the photos or the video is asked to call the NYPD's CrimeStoppers hotline at 800-587-TIPS.

The victims are:

  • A 17-year-old boy shot in the chest was found at Lenox Avenue between 124th and 125th streets. He is in stable condition at Harlem Hospital.
  • A 16-year-old boy shot in the foot was found at Lenox Avenue and 126th Street. He is in stable condition at Harlem Hospital.
  • A 13-year-old boy shot in right thigh was found at Lenox Avenue and 126th Street. He is in stable condition at Harlem Hospital.
  • A 15-year-old girl grazed in the forehead was found at Lenox Avenue and 126th Street. She is in stable condition at St. Luke's Hospital.
  • A 18-year-old boy shot in the left torso was found at Lenox Avenue and 128th Street. He is in stable condition at St. Luke's Hospital.
  • A 16-year-old boy shot in the abdomen was found at Lenox Avenue and 125th Street. He is in stable condition at St. Luke's Hospital.
  • Authorities were looking for at least one gunman. It was not immediately known if he was responsible for all the shootings.

    Officials say two people were shot a half-hour earlier near the scene, but that shooting is not believed to be related.


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