A 17-year-old boy was reportedly shot in the arm near Maspeth High School this afternoon, according to police.
Police said that the shooting happened at 74th Street and Grand Avenue around 1:40 p.m. According to reports, the teen is a student at the high school and ran inside the building after he was shot.
The teen was brought to a nearby hospital and police said he is “expected to survive.”
Police reported that Maspeth High School was in lockdown following the shooting.
@NYCSchools Maspeth High School is currently on a lockdown due to a shooting that occurred in the immediate vicinity. Patrol and School Safety personnel are present at the scene. Lockdown will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so. pic.twitter.com/BtHP4aaETr
— NYPD School Safety (@NYPDSchools) May 11, 2022
“After a period after I got into the school. There was a hard lockdown,” said Isaac, a student at Maspeth High School. “We were stuck in the ambulance. Bryan is chill. I was with him to the ambulance. I am very upset that he was shot. “
Law enforcement officials later confirmed that there was “no indication” that the school was still on lockdown.
This story first appeared on our sister publication QNS.com.