Student, 17, shot near Coney Island high school, second teen injured in shooting this week
A 17-year-old student of Abraham Lincoln High School was shot once in the stomach across the street, off school grounds
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: A 17-year-old was shot near Coney Island high school making this the second student to be injured in a shooting this week. Authorities and sources report that the boy was shot on Friday afternoon just a few blocks from his high school in Brooklyn. The teen was shot in the stomach just after 1 pm in the afternoon. Approximately one block from Abraham Lincoln High School, close to Shore Parkway, the shooting occurred at Neptune Avenue and Ocean Parkway in Brighton Beach. Police sources and Mona Davids, a leader of the New York City School Safety Coalition, claim he is a student at the institution.
The teen was taken in an ambulance to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, where his status was stable. Unknown at the time of the shooting, the victim had no prior criminal history, according to police sources. The male suspect, who fled the scene after the shooting, was last seen with a black backpack, grey sweatshirt, and black jeans on, according to the police. A witness who heard the gunshots stated, "Not the first time you hear that. Second time this week. It’s every day. It’s not a surprise.”
Abraham Lincoln High School, which sits a block away from the intersection, went into a temporary “shelter-in” after the shooting, Department of Education spokesperson Jenna Lyle said in a statement. She said, “The safety of our students is our absolute top priority". She further added, “Following a non-school related incident in the community, this school went into a shelter-in, which has now been lifted. We will fully support the NYPD on their ongoing investigation and will be offering supports to the students and entire school community.”
The shooting occurred just days after Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools student Unique Smith, 15, was fatally shot in the nearby McLaughlin Park, located at Tillary Street and Jay Street. He engaged in a fistfight with two masked youngsters in a packed Brooklyn park on September 7, 2022. According to law enforcement sources who spoke to The Post, two masked males approached Smith and inquired about his gang membership. According to police, Smith got into a physical altercation with his attackers and was shot once with a 9mm handgun before the shooter fled from the park on Tillary Street in the direction of Adams. The police estimated that there were at least 30 other people at the park when the incident occurred. Later, doctors at New York/Presbyterian Methodist Hospital declared Smith dead.