- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say four central New York teenagers have been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping in connection with the abduction and shooting of a 20-year-old man earlier this week.

The Utica Police Department says the young men - two 17-year-olds and two 19-year-olds - shot and wounded a man Monday on a street in the city. Officials say he had been taken at gunpoint and was shot several times when he attempted to flee.

Police say the victim was treated at a hospital and released.

Three of the teens are from Utica. The fourth is from nearby Yorkville.

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