- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department says a 12-year-old girl has been hospitalized in stable condition after a shooting at a Queens basketball court. They say a suspect is in custody and a gun has been recovered.

Authorities got a call late Saturday afternoon about shots fired at the court near Beach 59 Street and Shore Front Parkway. Officers arrived to find the girl with a wound in her left thigh.

Police canvassing the area saw an 18-year-old man fitting the description of the suspect, in the company of teen girl.

Authorities say the suspect gave a gun to the girl, at which time both were taken into custody.

The man faces charges including attempted murder, assault and criminal use of a firearm.



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