March 14 2023 MANHATTAN, New York – A teenager was shot three times and left in critical condition outside of a high school on the Upper West Side.
The shooting occurred on Tuesday morning, shortly before 10am, just a block away from Martin Luther King Jr. High school located on Amsterdam Avenue and West 66th Street.
There was a dispute between 4 to 5 males, that resulted in shooting. Suspect is 19-year-old man with three prior arrests, including narcotics sales and indictment on armed robbery, the case he was currently out on bail for, police officials said.
The 17-year-old victim was shot three times in the torso, then ran into the school for help. He was treated by first responders and rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition, off confirmed.
The suspect was caught and arrested two blocks away, he refused to speak to the police they said.
Both Martin Luther King Jr and Laguardia schools went into lockdown, however Education Department said the shooting was not school-related.