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12-year-old shot in leg outside Brooklyn housing complex

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn —A 12-year-old was shot outside a Brooklyn community center Monday night, police said.

The NYPD says the shooting happened in front of the Louis H. Pink Houses Community Center on Linden Street around 10:30 p.m.

The victim told police he was standing with friends when he felt pain in his leg, according to cops.

He first went home, called 911 and was taken were taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Police are now searching the area for a suspect. They say it's unclear if he was the intended target.

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