Teen shot during attempted robbery in Canarsie

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A teen was shot during a robbery attempt in Canarsie Saturday night.

It happened on Flatlands Avenue and East 80th Street.

Police say the 18-year-old was approached by a man in a hooded sweatshirt who pulled out a gun and tried to rob him.

The suspect then shot the teen in the left leg before taking off.

The victim was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where he remains in stable condition.

According to the NYPD, robberies and shootings are up in that neighborhood this month over the same period last year.

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