May 11, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
A 17-year-old student was shot in the arm near Maspeth High School Wednesday afternoon.
The teen was shot by one of two male suspects at around 1:30 p.m. outside 74-02 Grand Ave., a pharmacy located on the same block as the high school, according to police.
The victim ran into Maspeth High School after being struck in the left arm, according to published reports. He is a student at the school and the son of an NYPD officer, according to the New York Post.
The injured teen was then transported to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, police said.
The incident stemmed from an argument between the victim and the two suspects, police said.
Following the shooting, the suspects fled down 74th Street on scooters and were arrested shortly after, according to police and reports. Police have not released the identities of the suspects and did not say if they are students at Maspeth High School.
Maspeth High School was put into lockdown following the incident, according to the NYPD’s School Safety Division. The lockdown was lifted after 3 p.m., according to a tweet by the agency.
@NYCSchools Maspeth High School is currently on a lockdown due to a shooting that occurred in the immediate vicinity. Patrol and School Safety personnel are present at the scene. Lockdown will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so. pic.twitter.com/BtHP4aaETr
— NYPD School Safety (@NYPDSchools) May 11, 2022
Gun Crime: Thanks Republicans
Actually, if you think about it, a liberal is mayor of the city, and liberals are holding local offices, including Maspeth. You can’t blame people who aren’t in office, but rather, the accountability goes to those in power. Please be constructive next time.
It’s the Republican lawmakers who constantly fight gun regulation and who are responsible for the millions of guns that are so accessible to angry & violent people.
Very little to do with local politicians. This is criminal behavior more then likely runs in the family. Nobody cares about your politicization of every issue. Are you that gullible to believe government will protect you from everyone and everything?
The mayor that wants gun checkpoints at Port Authority is to blame for gun crime now? WOW you’re desperate 😂
So sad. I thank god my children and grandchildren fled this city during the pandemic.
Black men 15-34 make up 38% of gun deaths in this country. That is 20 times the rate for white men. Who’s fault is that?
Gun manufacturers, Republicans nd the NRA.
Gun manufacturers and lawmakers have allowed restrictions & regulations to grow so lax that almost anyone who is angry & violent to access a firearm. You’re trying to make a racist statement by playing with numbers. Smart people are not going to be fooled.