Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

Two teenage boys aged 13 and 16 were shot inside a fried chicken restaurant in Harlem on Wednesday night, police say.

The victims were injured in the shooting at Mama’s Fried Chicken on Frederick Douglass Boulevard near West 116th Street around noon. 20:40, police said.

The 13-year-old was shot in the head and the other boy was beaten in the back, police said.

Both victims were taken to local hospitals and are expected to survive, authorities say.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence.

The restaurant could not be reached for comment.

Police said they took a 17-year-old person of interest into custody. No charges have been filed in early Thursday.

Police outside the restaurant on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem.
Police outside the restaurant on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem.
Christopher Sadowski
Police are investigating the shooting.
Police are investigating the shooting.
Christopher Sadowski
The shooting took place on Frederick Douglass Boulevard on W 116th Street.
The shooting took place on Frederick Douglass Boulevard on W 116th Street.
Christopher Sadowski

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