NEW YORK - UPDATE: 15-year-old arrested in case
The NYPD is investigating after a teen was shot in Queens on Wednesday afternoon. The victim, a 17-year-old, was hit by a bullet near Maspeth High School on Grand Avenue in Elmhurst.
The teen is reportedly a student at the school and is expected to survive. Authorities say that two teenagers were taken into custody after the shooting.
The school was briefly placed under a safety lockdown by police before it was lifted at around 3:15 p.m. and students and staff were allowed to leave.
It is currently unknown what led to the shooting. An investigation is ongoing.
The shooting is just another in a wave of gun violence rocking the streets of New York City, including shootings in and around schools.
Last month, 16-year-old Angellyh Yambo was shot and killed by a stray bullet near the South Bronx Educational Campus.
Another teenager, 17-year-old Jeremiah Ryan was arrested afterward and charged with her murder.