Canarsie Teenager Shot Walking With Friends
Canarsie Teenager Shot Walking With Friends By Charles Rogers
Police from the 69th Precinct are looking for the person responsible for shooting a local teenager as he was walking along Farragut Road and talking with some friends last Sunday night. The youth was shot in the leg and his condition is not considered life-threatening, police said.
According to Sergeant James O’Neill of the local Detective Squad, the incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. on October 7th. The victim, an 18-year-old resident of East 81st Street, said he was walking near East 84th Street in the company of four friends when a white Ford Taurus station wagon pulled up beside them and an argument ensued.
"As words were exchanged," Sergeant O’Neill said, "one of the guys in the station wagon pulled out a handgun and shot the victim once in the leg." The driver of the Taurus then sped away from the scene, racing south through two common driveways behind the houses on East 84th Street between Farragut and Glenwood Roads.
Witnesses from the neighborhood called 911 and patrol officers from the local precinct arrived within minutes. Emergency Medical Service paramedics took the victim to Brookdale Hospital by ambulance. Doctors at the hospital said he was in stable condition. Police canvassed the neighborhood and talked to witnesses while searching for shell casings. Officials of the Gang Squad were notified and the case is continuing under investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or who has further inforrmation is asked to call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at 257-6215. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.