Teen fighting for his life after being shot in Queens: cops

Scene of Bronx shooting
FILE – Police at a crime scene
File photo/Dean Moses

A 16-year-old boy clings to life after being shot twice outside a Queens home on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

According to police sources, officers rushed to a home located at 13-15 Dickens st. in Far Rockaway at around 2 p.m. on April 9 after gunfire erupted.

The responding officers found the victim with gunshot wounds to the wrist and groin.

The teen was swiftly rushed to Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Hospital. Initially the young man was admitted in stable condition, but sources familiar with the case said things took a turn for the worse later that afternoon; the young man has since been placed in critical condition.

Police have yet to confirm if he was the intended target, yet they are looking for another boy around the same age who they believe pulled the trigger.

NYPD Emergency Service Units also responded to the location to participate in the evidence search.

So far, no arrests have been made, and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.