NEW YORK (AP) — A 17-year-old boy was shot near a New York City high school Wednesday and ran into the building to get help, while police caught two other teens fleeing the scene including the suspected shooter, authorities said.
The victim was shot in his left arm near Maspeth High School in Queens shortly after 1:30 p.m. and is expected to recover, police said. He ran into the school bleeding and was taken to a hospital, officials said.
The two other youths took off on scooters but were apprehended by police a short time later, authorities said. Charges were not immediately announced.
Police said the victim and alleged shooter are students at the school in the Elmhurst neighborhood. The motive for the shooting was not disclosed.
The high school was placed in lockdown after the shooting as a precaution, according to the police department's School Safety Division. The lockdown was lifted around 3 p.m. and people were allowed to leave the building, police said.