Three people, including two teenagers, were shot outside two Manhattan high schools Tuesday in an outbreak of gang-related violence that left terrified students locked in their classrooms.
The first incident occurred around 9:50 a.m. when a 17-year-old was shot three times during a fight between a group of teenagers near West 68th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
The 19-year-old gunman drew a pistol and opened fire, chasing the victim down the street, shooting him twice in the chest before fleeing in a taxi. The victim was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition, while the suspect was taken into custody and his firearm was recovered.
Less than three hours later, at around 12:50 p.m., a second shooting occurred when a 16-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man were shot near Harlem Renaissance High School at 128th Street and Madison Avenue. All three assailants fled and police believe the teen was the intended target.
Around 3 p.m., a third incident occurred, involving a report of gunshots at East 105th and Park Avenue. Authorities said four casings were recovered. Police now believe that all three incidents are related.
Police are investigating the scene where a 19-year-old man opened fire on a 17-year-old boy Tuesday around 9:50 a.m., forcing two nearby schools, Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry and LaGuardia High School. of Music, to go to the confinement
Double shooting at East 128 Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Possibly related to a shooting near Upper West Side High School this morning
The firearm was recovered in the Tuesday shooting near Martin Luther King High School. The 19-year-old suspect has been arrested.
Law enforcement sources said the violence could be a retaliatory attack based on the shooting that took place on the Upper Westside that struck two nearby schools: Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry, which the 17-year-old victim attends, and LaGuardia High. School. of Music — to go into lockdown.
“In the last five hours we’ve had three shootings on the North Side of Manhattan,” NYPD Patrol Chief John Chell said at a news conference after the East Harlem shooting.
“Right now, we are proceeding as if they were all connected,” he added.
‘Why do I say that? In proximity, geography, around schools, age of our victims, and now we confirm at least one incident, this incident here is gang motivated.
The NYPD has activated a level two mobilization across the city until the close of school on Wednesday. CBS News informed.
Mayor Eric Adams spoke with NYPD Patrol Chief John Chell Tuesday after the Tuesday morning shooting at 9:50 am near West 68th St. and Amsterdam Avenue.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams visited the shooting site near the Martin Luther King Jr. Education Campus, the Post reported. He spoke to authorities and then left the scene.
The first shooting Tuesday morning occurred around 9:50 a.m. at the corner of 68th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
Police said a 19-year-old gunman drew a gun after a dispute broke out between four or five teenage boys and opened fire, chasing the victim down the street, shooting him twice in the chest.
The suspect then fled in a yellow cab as the victim ran two blocks to her school, The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry.
A classmate said the injured teen, nicknamed ‘Nas,’ was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery, authorities said. the new york post office informed.
Authorities took the injured teen to the hospital where underwent surgery and is now in stable condition, the new york post office informed.
The suspected gunmen, who were reportedly out on bail for an armed robbery, were later arrested and their firearm was recovered.
Although the shooting occurred near two schools, NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell later confirmed at a press conference that the shooting was “not not occur within secondary school.’
NYPD Patrol Chief John Chell confirmed at a news conference that the shooting “did not occur inside the high school.”
Police cars line the street near The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry
Double shooting at East 128 Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan
the cpraised members of the Upper Westside community for their quick action in calling 911 and contacting police who were able to take the suspect into custody.
‘I must reiterate that without the assistance of the community here this morning, this would have been a more difficult case to solve,” he said. “This is really New York City working together with our police department to get a shooter off the streets and no more events.”
The Police Chief of Patrol said they are investigating and working to identify the others involved in the dispute.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams visited the Upper Westside shooting site and spoke with authorities before leaving the scene.
The East Harlem shooting that took place at 128th Street and Madison involved a 16-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man.
Around 1 p.m., the teen and four other Harlem Renaissance High School students were out on their way to lunch when three men approached them and a fight broke out between the two groups, police officials said.
Shots were fired and the teenager was shot in the leg, while the 27-year-old man, described as an innocent bystander, was also shot in the leg and rushed to Harlem Hospital, authorities said.
Sources told the Post it was the 16-year-old’s first day of school.
The three suspected shooters fled, police said. Police believe the teen was the intended target.
“We’re proceeding as if this is all connected,” Chell said.