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14-Year-Old Plainfield Boy Killed in East Harlem NYC Double Shooting

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Police in NYC are searching for a suspect wanted for a double shooting that left two teenagers shot with one of the juveniles from NJ dead in East Harlem Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. at 112 East 128th Street.

According to NYPD officials, two boys, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old exited a deli and began walking towards Park Avenue when a gunman emerged and fired shots at the two teenagers.

The 14-year-old, Justin Streeter of Plainfield, was riding a push scooter when the suspect fired shots into his head. Police said Streamer fell between two vehicles.

According to police, the 15-year-old was shot in the leg but was able to run eastbound towards Lexington Avenue, where a good samaritan provided aid and then called 911.

Both victims were rushed to Harlem Hospital, where Streeter was pronounced dead, according to ABC-7. 

NYPD said the suspect was wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans. He fled west towards Madison Avenue.

Police believe the incident was a targeted shooting, but officials are unaware that the victims knew the shooter. 

IMAGE CREDIT: ABC-7 NYC