Teen accidentally shoots self outside Queens high school campus: cops

Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village. (Photo via Google Maps)


A 16-year-old boy in Queens Village was taken to the hospital after apparently suffering a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the leg on Tuesday afternoon, according to the NYPD.

The teen was two blocks from Martin Van Buren High School, located at 230-17 Hillside Ave., around 2:50 p.m. on Jan. 28, when the incident occurred, police say.

He was taken back to the school where paramedics met him and rushed him to Long Island Jewish Medical Center for treatment of his injury, which was not life-threatening, according to the NYPD.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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