WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A day after a shooting outside of Williamsburg Charter High School in Brooklyn, one of the two teens shot is speaking out.
A 17-year-old victim said he had no idea what was going on during dismissal when a fight escalated into an all-out brawl. More than a dozen teens were involved. At one point, someone pulled out a gun and started to shoot, police said.
The 17-year-old boy was hit in the thigh, a 15-year-old girl was also hit in the thigh and a school security guard was grazed in the neck.
“I feel an electric shock go through my leg. I thought it was a cramp, then I heard gunfire,” the 17-year-old boy said.
The mother of the 15-year-old girl shot also spoke with PIX11 News by phone and said she is shaken over the incident. “Any kid that can pick up a gun should go to jail,” the mother said.
Both students are still being treated for their injuries at a hospital.
The shooter has not yet been arrested. Police are searching for a suspect who was wearing black Adidas pants, a white and gray sweatshirt and a brown puffer jacket.
Meanwhile, the NYPD is stepping up patrols outside and near all New York City schools, including in transit.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).