- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A gunman opened fire into a crowd exiting a Brooklyn high school Tuesday afternoon, wounding two teens, New York City police said.

A 17-year-old boy was shot once in the arm and a 14-year-old girl was shot once in the leg on Grand Street outside The High School for Enterprise, Business & Technology and Progress High School for Professional Careers just before 3 p.m., DNA Info reported.

The two were taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, a local CW affiliate reported. It is unclear at this time if the teens or the shooter are students.

Witnesses said they heard a total of four gunshots.

“It was an outburst. It was chaotic. Police were trying to scatter everyone. People were shellshocked,” Anaie Loyola, 19, told DNA Info. “People scattered into stores.”

Matthew Simmond, 33, said the gunman did not appear to be aiming at any of the students who were leaving school.

“He opened right in front of a cop. The kids were screaming, yelling. They ran all over,” he told DNA Info.

The male shooter is believed to be between 15 and 18 years old and was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, gray pants and white sneakers, the CW affiliate reported. He was last seen fleeing police on Grand Avenue and Graham Street.

It was unclear what triggered the shooting, police said. No one had been arrested as of early Tuesday evening, DNA Info reported. 

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