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14-year-old boy shot in foot while in NYC park, police say

A 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded Sunday night inside a playground next to a middle school in Brooklyn, police said.

Authorities said the boy was shot once in the left leg while at the Buildersea Playground behind IS 68 near Flatlands Avenue and East 81st Street in Canarsie just after 5 p.m.


Police are investigating whether the victim was targeted in Sunday’s shooting. Wayne Carrington

Police said the man was taken to nearby Maimonides Medical Center in stable condition.

It is unclear whether the victim was the intended target as the NYPD continues to investigate.

So far, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.


The boy was taken to a local hospital, where his condition is stable.
The boy was taken to a local hospital, where his condition is stable. christopher sadowski

The playground where the boy was shot was opened in 1965 and is adjacent to IS 068 Isaac Bildersey School. City Parks Department website.

The park has a basketball court, running track, artificial turf field, handball court, and public playground.

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