Teenager Shot on Upper West Side, Suspect at Large

Teenager Shot on Upper West Side, Suspect at Large

A 17-year-old boy was shot on Tuesday night on the grounds of NYCHA’s Amsterdam Houses, a city-run housing development located on the Upper West Side of New York City. The incident occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. on West 62nd Street near Amsterdam Avenue. The victim sustained a single gunshot wound to the back and was promptly transported to Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he is currently in stable condition.

According to authorities, the suspected gunman, described as a man in his 20s wearing a black shirt, gray sweatpants, and gray and white sneakers, fled the scene and remains at large. The motive behind the shooting is currently under investigation.

This incident follows closely on the heels of another tragic shooting earlier in the day. Mahki Brown, a 16-year-old resident of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was fatally shot outside the Dominick Hotel on Spring Street in SoHo. Brown, who attended the nearby Broome Street Academy Charter High School, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival. While it is unclear if Brown was the intended target, sources suggest that the gunfire may have erupted following a dispute between two groups of girls earlier in the day.

The police are actively investigating both incidents and are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the apprehension of the suspects. As the search for the gunman in the Upper West Side shooting continues, residents are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

CrimeDoor
Author: CrimeDoor

1 Response

  1. Wow, this is such a tragic incident. It’s disheartening to hear about violence affecting young individuals in our communities. Thank you for shedding light on this issue.

    I believe it’s important to spread awareness about such incidents to encourage discussions and find solutions. I would be more than happy to share this post on my social media platforms or website to help promote it further. Let’s work together to raise awareness and create a safer environment for everyone.

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