2 teens shot while eating at Harlem chicken restaurant

Two teenage boys were hospitalized after a likely gang-related shooting inside a restaurant in Harlem Wednesday night.

The NYPD said the 16-year-old and the 13-year-old were eating at Mama's Fried Chicken on Frederick Douglas Boulevard at about 8:30 p.m. when a dispute broke out and another individual shot the teens.

The 16-year-old was shot in the back and was rushed to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.

The 13-year-old boy was shot in the head and rushed to St. Luke's Hospital in critical but stable condition.

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The shooter, who reportedly had walked by and spotted the teens, was also described as a teenager.

The victims and the shooter were part of rival African crews, and the violence may have been retaliation for another shooting on the block about a week ago, sources told the NY Daily News.

Police were searching for the suspect.

Anyone with information about the shootings should call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) . The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips

All calls are strictly confidential, cops say.