Brooklyn Boy, 15, Arrested in Playground Shootings That Wounded 4 Teens

The shootings happened in a park near Thomas Boyland and Herkimer streets at about 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 7:43 PM EDT
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Officers have arrested a teenager who they believe was behind a playground shooting that terrorized neighbors who live nearby.  News 4's Jonathan Vigliotti has the details from criminal court in downtown Brooklyn.

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Officers have arrested a teenager who they believe was behind a playground shooting that terrorized neighbors who live nearby. News 4's Jonathan Vigliotti has the details from criminal court in downtown Brooklyn.

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Police say they've arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to the shootings on a playground that hurt four other teens in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn Monday night.

The Brooklyn boy has been charged with four counts of second-degree attempted murder, four counts of criminal possession of a weapon and four counts of second-degree assault.

NBC 4 New York is withholding the suspect's name because of his age. 

Police said the boy was on a bicycle when he fired shots at a group of people near the Fish Playground at Thomas Boyland and Herkimer streets at about 6:30 p.m., then fled.  

Two 16-year-old boys were shot in the arm, a 13-girl old girl was grazed in the back and an 18-year-old man was grazed in the lower shoulder, police said. They were taken to Brookdale and Interfaith hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. 

The boy lives a few blocks from the playground. A motive remains unclear. 

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