FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A 17-year-old was fatally shot during an attempted robbery in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon and another teenager was wounded, police said.
A police spokesperson said it happened at East 26th Street near Foster Avenue in Flatbush at around 2:30 p.m.
Derek Tiucios, 17, of Brooklyn, was shot in the chest and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
Another male, 16, was shot in the hand, officials said. His condition was not immediately known.
Police said early Thursday that the shooting occurred during a robbery attempt.
No arrests have been made.
The mayor spoke out about the shooting on Twitter.
Today, tragedy struck. Two teenage New Yorkers were shot. One of them has not made it and we are praying for the other.
Gun violence will never go unchecked. An investigation is underway to deliver justice for these grieving families.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 29, 2020
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Editor’s note: The location of this shooting has been corrected.