Teen shot during alleged car break-in in Queens

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Friday, April 15, 2022
Teen shot amid alleged car break-in in Queens
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A teen was shot in the leg and two other people hurt after they allegedly tried to break into a car in Queens.

ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- A teen was shot in the leg and two others injured after gunfire rang out as they allegedly tried to steal car parts in Queens early Friday.

Police say the 15-year-old was shot as he and the others were breaking into the car at 39-45 69th Place in Elmhurst around 2:30 a.m.

All three fled on a moped and crashed into a car driven by an off-duty police officer from New Jersey on 65th Street.

The three were held by the off-duty officer for responding police.

All three were taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

Charges are pending.

Burglary tools were found at the original scene, police said.

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