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16-Year-Old Boy Shot While Attempting to Break Into Vehicle in Woodside Friday

A 16-year-old boy was shot while trying to break into a vehicle in Woodside early Friday (Photo: Google Maps)

April 18, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg while attempting to break into a vehicle in Woodside early Friday morning, according to police.

Police said the victim was with two other teens at around 2:25 a.m. when shots were fired while they were attempting to break into a vehicle at 39-45 65th Pl. One of the bullets struck the 16-year-old in the thigh.

The NYPD is still trying to determine who fired the shots and no arrests pertaining to the shooting have been made.

The teenagers’ escapade, however, went from bad to worse after they tried to flee the shooter. The trio jumped on the back of a moped and then crashed into a car near the intersection of Broadway and 65th Street, after riding against the flow of traffic along 65th Street.

The car they struck was driven by an off-duty police officer, who would later arrest them. The cop, who was not injured in the collision, found that they were in possession of burglary tools, according to the NYPD.

Police said that all three teenagers suffered injuries during the incident and were transported to an area hospital by EMS.

The 16-year-old gunshot victim was treated for his bullet wound, while the two other teens were treated for crash-related injuries. One of the teens, 19, suffered a broken leg while the third teenager, 16, suffered trauma to his arms and body, police said.

Police said that all three teens were arrested, and charges are pending.

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Joanne Halloran

At least the injured were the perpetrators and not innocent bystanders or owner of the vehicle. Hopefully they will change their ways.


Only 16. He’ll be tried as a youth. I’m sure he’ll sue the cop for shooting him.


Tim – Which article are you commenting on? This article said nothing about a cop shooting this perp.

If the kid is

Um… Amish, then the Amish lives matter people will say it was a cop. We all know that by now.

No such thing as Amish on Amish violence or an innocent victim with an Amish perp.

old as dirt

according to article cop didnt shoot him…shooter unknown at this time…they ran into the cops car (off duty) on their moped…Karma ..but they are probably out already

Concerned Citizen

Karma. The system is truly corrupt if they charge the shooter and NOT these violent teens as adults. 10-15 years behind bars minimum.

Right age for long jail time

Thanks to the bail reform, they are going to be out in a week. These are the kind of criminals (Yes, criminals) that need to spend serious time in jail, otherwise they are and mock the system and keep their ways, but with more violence every time until they kill someone.

Gullible Republicans believe myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

19 year old hanging out with two 16 year olds committing crime should have aggregated charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child endangerment.

Democrats love crime

Slap in the hand, then these delinquents will keep breaking into cars. How about we find them honest jobs, where they actually EARN money? 16 year olds out at 2:30a in the morning…what can go wrong? Hopefully it wasn’t a school night.

Republicans love crime

Since anti-liberal facts can’t be posted, how about getting these innocent victims a job? Hopefully it wasn’t a school night for these teenagers out at 2:30am.


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