A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that wounded a 16-year-old girl outside her school in Queens, police said.
The unidentified teen also faces two counts of assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon for the incident in front of New Dawn Charter High School at 4 p.m. Monday, according to WABC.
He and two other boys — a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old – also were arrested in a shooting that occurred an hour before Ashley Amoorgan was struck by the stray bullet. She is recovering from her injuries.
Investigators have linked Amoorgan’s shooting to the fatal shooting of 14-year-old Aamir “Buddy” Griffin on a basketball court two miles away on Saturday night.
He also was not the intended target during an ongoing rash of violence between two rival groups of gun-toting teens, NYPD Chief of Detectives said Dermot Shea said.
One group comprises members of the Mac Baller Brims street gang, sources said.
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