MARINER’S HARBOR, Staten Island — Two 16-year-old boys were shot at a sweet 16 party in Staten Island late Friday night, police said.
Gunfire erupted during a large fight at the party on Harbor Road, near Forest Avenue, around 11 p.m., according to the NYPD.
One of the teens was shot in the chest and the other was shot in the leg, police said. Both were taken to a hospital and were expected to survive.
No arrests had been made, as of Saturday morning.
Police and city leaders continue to grapple with a spike in gun violence across the five boroughs.
On Friday alone, there were eight shootings with 10 victims, police said. So far this year, there have been at least 892 shootings and 1,038 victims, compared to 766 shootings and 933 victims during the same time period last year, according to NYPD data.
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