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1 teen dead, 1 wounded after NJ park robbery

October 18, 2011 3:09:42 PM PDT
One teenager is dead and another seriously wounded after they were shot by a group of thieves in New Jersey.One teenager is dead and another seriously wounded after they were shot by a group of thieves in New Jersey.

Police say the two victims were walking in Roberto Clemente Park in Paterson when they were jumped, robbed and shot Monday night.

A 17-year-old was killed, while a 15-year-old is recovering at the hospital.

The incident happened around 9 p.m., while the teens were headed home. Police say four suspects approached them and robbed them at gunpoint. The men stole a small amount of cash and two cell phones, and then, for an unknown reason, opened fire.

The 17-year-old was shot several times and was pronounced dead in the park. The 15-year-old was shot in the arm, and his injuries are considered non life-threatening.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the major crimes hotline at 973-321-1120.


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