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17-Year-Old Shot Outside of Queens High School is Son of NYPD Cop, Source Says

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Two people have been brought into custody after a teenager was shot outside a Queens high school, according to police.

The 17-year-old victim was struck by a bullet just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, near Grand Avenue and 74th Street in Maspeth. After being shot in the left arm, the teen fled into nearby Maspeth High School for help.

Sources told NBC New York that the victim is the son of an NYPD officer. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where police described his condition as stable, and he is expected to recover.

Those who know the victim said he is not someone who is involved with trouble.

"I saw his girlfriend crying, that's when I found out he'd been shot outside the school," said friend Isaiah Perez. "He's not a person who causes trouble."

Two males in ski masks were seen on surveillance video fleeing the scene of the shooting on a motorized scooter. Police later said that two teens were questioned in connection to the shooting, but they were released.

The school was briefly put into lockdown after the incident, but it was lifted around 5:30 p.m. The victim is a student at the school, sources said.

It was not immediately clear what led up to the shooting. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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