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Boy, 15, Shot In Upper Body By Police In Brooklyn

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The New York City Police Department says that a 15-year-old boy has been shot in the upper body by police in Brooklyn.

It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Brownsville Houses.

Police confirmed that a uniformed officer struck the teen at least once in the torso.

Fire officials say that the boy was transported to Brookdale Hospital, but there is no info on his condition.

"Boy on the floor, and I seen the gun on the floor, and that's all I saw," said one person who saw the aftermath of the shooting. "I seen pretty much nothing more, and the boy fighting for his life."

"Sometimes, we don't feel safe at all sometimes," said another person in the area. "You don't know. It could be an officer, it could be a burglar, it could be family. It could be anybody."

Investigators said that a non-police weapon was recovered at the scene, but it is unclear who the weapon belonged to.

Two police officers were taken to the hospital for ringing in the ears.

The officer who discharged his weapon was also treated for trauma.

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