Two Teens Wounded In Washington Heights Shooting

By Nigel Chiwaya on July 8, 2013 4:22pm 

 Police say that two youths got into a fight the led to one shooting the other.
Police say that two youths got into a fight the led to one shooting the other.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Two teenagers were wounded and one went into cardiac arrest Saturday night in Washington Heights after a fight turned into a shooting, police say.

Two teens got into a fight at 7:15 p.m. on July 6 at 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenuet that escalated when one pulled out a weapon and fired several shots, striking the opponent and an innocent bystander, police said.

The intended victim, a 16-year-old boy, was shot in the leg, police said. The bystander, 17, was shot in the back of the right shoulder, cops said. FDNY officials said he was treated for cardiac arrest. Both were taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for treatment, 

Police said neither victim suffered fatal injuries and that the bystander is in stable condition. No arrests have been made yet, but cops say that an investigation is ongoing.

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