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5 teens hurt after shots ring out at playground in East Flatbush, Brooklyn

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Sade Baderinwa brings us the report.

At least five teenagers were shot at a playground in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. at the Harry Maze Playground on Avenue D between East 56th and East 57th streets.

Police say the victims are all teenage boys between the ages of 15-18 years old. They all suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The teens were inside the playground when a person approached and started shooting at them.

Two of the teens were struck in the hand, one was struck in the leg, and another in the cheek.

Police say a fifth teen suffered a gunshot wound on the side of his stomach.

NYPD officers have closed down the park while they investigate the shooting.

(Some information from the Associated Press)
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