Teen shot in chest, drives to hospital

October 25, 2008 4:07:12 PM PDT
Police in Trenton, N.J., say a teenager drove himself to a hospital after being shot in the chest by a masked man.The teen is expected to survive after undergoing emergency surgery.

Trenton police say the unidentified 19-year-old was shot early Friday as he was walking along a downtown street after parking his car.

Officers say he heard a gunshot and felt a burning sensation in his chest, then jumped into his car and drove to nearby Capital Health System-Fuld Campus hospital.

Police say the shooter is described only as a black man who wore a dark mask.


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