Two teen boys were shot, leaving one dead and the other badly hurt, in a violent robbery on a Brooklyn street Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The incident occurred just after 2:30 p.m. along East 26th Street near Foster Avenue in Flatbush, according to police. The suspect approached the two boys walking down the street and attempted to rob them, police said, with the 17-year-old being struck in the chest and face. He was pronounced dead after being rushed to Kings County Hospital.
The other boy, a 16-year-old, was shot in the arm and was also rushed to the hospital, but he is expected to recover, according to police. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.
A witness said around half a dozen shots were fired very suddenly
It was not immediately clear what was stolen from the the victims, but the gun used in the shooting was left on the sidewalk at the scene. The identities of the victims have not yet been released, and it was not clear if the victims knew the suspect who tried to rob them.
No arrests have yet been made. An investigation is ongoing.