New York: shooting in Times Square, tourist injured, shooter still wanted

Police patrol in Times Square on February 6, 2024 in New York. (Illustrative photo)
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Police identified the teenager involved as “extremely dangerous.”

New York police searching for 15-year-old suspected of fatally shooting Brazilian tourist in leg at sports store in New York Then, he allegedly shot twice at a police officer who was chasing him in the streets of the city center before taking refuge in the metro.

Police identified the teen as a resident of a migrant shelter in Manhattan who arrived in New York from Venezuela late last year. He is also considered a suspect in an armed robbery in the Bronx and another shooting in Times Square last month, police said.

“The current priority of the city, its police services and our federal partners is to put this man out of harm’s way”said John Chell, chief of patrol for the New York Police Department, at a press conference Friday afternoon, calling the teenager a“extremely dangerous”.

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