Halloween shootings in Flatbush leave 2 teens injured

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FLATBUSH -

Two teens were shot hours apart in Flatbush on Halloween, police say.

The first shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. on Hillel Place near the intersection of Flatbush Avenue. It left a 14-year-old boy in the hospital.

Police say there was some kind of argument between a group of teenagers when someone pulled out a gun and shot the teen in the face.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the mouth. He is expected to survive. So far, police have no arrests and no description of the suspect.

About three hours later and less than a mile away, there was another incident that left a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the leg.

That incident occurred near East 23rd Street and Ditmas Avenue.

News 12 was told the victim started running after the shooting and was found unconscious a few blocks away. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Police have not yet said if the shootings are connected or gang-related. They are asking anyone with information about the incidents to call them.

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