Teen shot in back in Bushwick

A 15-year-old teenager was shot in the back while walking down a Bushwick street on the evening of Oct. 6, according to police.

Law enforcement officials said that the male victim was walking toward the northeast corner of Menahan Street and Central Avenue at approximately 7:40 p.m. when the suspect approached him from behind and fired a gun into his back.

Officers from the 83rd Precinct responded to the incident and an EMS unit transported the victim to Kings County Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Upon questioning, the teen said that he knew his shooter, but would not give up a name, police said. Although the victim did not divulge further information about his attacker, authorities have identified a suspect and an investigation is ongoing.

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