Gunman sought after 2 teens shot near Brooklyn high school

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Tim Fleischer reports from the scene of the shooting in East Williamsburg. (WABC)

Police believe an earlier fight led to the shooting of two teenagers near a school in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon.

It happened in East Williamsburg, down the street from the Progress High School for Professional Careers. One student struck another student in the head with a loaded firearm during a fight about 45 minutes before the shooting.

In retaliation, a young man is believed to have opened fire on a group of teens, striking a 17-year-old man in the arm and a 14-year-old woman in the leg. The suspect may have also fired at police, who gave chase on foot. No officers were injured.

The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Dozens of officers swarmed the neighborhood in search of the suspect.

No arrests have been made in the shooting but one person is being questioned.

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