2 teenagers shot, 1 wounded in head, in Harlem; police searching for gunman

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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Police are searching for a gunman after two teenagers were found shot in Harlem Tuesday afternoon. Jim Dolan has the details.

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for a gunman after two teenagers were found shot in Harlem Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. at 112 East 128th Street.

NYPD officials revealed two boys, a 14-year-old and 15-year-old, exited a deli and began walking towards Park Avenue when a gunman emerged and fired shots at the two teenagers.

The 14-year-old, who was riding a push scooter, was shot in the head and fell between two vehicles.

The 15-year-old was shot in the leg, but was able to run eastbound towards Lexington Avenue, where a passerby was able to provide aid and call 911.

Both victims were rushed to Harlem Hospital.

Officials say the 14-year-old is in very serious condition, while the 15-year-old was believed to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the suspect was wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans.

He fled west towards Madison Avenue.

It remains unknown whether the victims knew the shooter, but police believe it was a targeted incident.

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