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BREAKING: Teen Shot Near Grady H.S. In Brighton Beach, Four Suspects In Custody

Grady High School (Source:

A 17-year-old has been shot on Brighton 4th Street and Brighton 4th Road in Brighton Beach, near William E. Grady High School.

The victim has been transported to the hospital. The extent of his injuries remains unknown. It is also unknown at this time if the shooter has been detained.

NYPD is on the scene establishing a crime scene.

The shooting did not happen on school grounds, though it’s unclear if the victim or suspect are affiliated with the school in any way.

UPDATE (4:40 p.m.): Police sources tell Sheepshead Bites that the 17-year-old victim was a male. He was shot in the back chest, and the injury does not appear to be life threatening.

He has been taken to Kings County Hospital Lutheran Medical Center.

Police have recovered the gun and taken four individuals into custody. No charges have yet been filed as the investigation is ongoing. It is not believed to be a gang-related incident.

The police source was unable to elaborate on the condition of the victim, or say whether anyone involved in the incident was affiliated with the school.

UPDATE (4:46 p.m.): A source tells Sheepshead Bites that the victim was a student at Grady High School.

UPDATE (6/7/2012 at 12:00 p.m.): The victim was trying to stop the suspects from robbing a 16-year-old boy who was also a student at the school. New details say he was shot in the chest, not the back, and was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, not Kings County Hospital.

This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them to tips (at) sheepsheadbites (dot) com.

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  1. I am sure that these fine young men had all the proper paperwork and permits to carry the firearm and were using it in self defense.

  2. Just heard this on TV. The victim is in serious but stable condition and was taken taken to Lutheran Medical Center and was shot in the chest, not the back. Also four people have been arrested.

  3. how about y’all put a picture of the park it happen next to the school at a public park not the school it was a student who attended the school that got shot but he didnt get shot by the school your making the school look a type of way by putting the school photo and not a crime scene at the park.

  4. It’s time to close that cesspool sorry excuse for a school. Or at least let kids from the neighborhood it in go there. Oh wait, nobody wants to go to that place.

  5. Last year The Guardian Angels were patrolling the park. Maybe they should be invited back.

  6. This doesn’t bode well for Brooklyn-Queens day today, otherwise known as Senior Cut day. If there are a lot of knives up there on the boardwalk, it may add new unfortunate meaning to the term Senior Cut Day.

        I hope the  police are on the boardwalk in sufficient numbers today.

        Getting back to the article, the unfortunate kid shot was trying to prevent a robbery.

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