Police: Teen shot in Long Beach; 2nd teen arrested

LONG BEACH - Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the chest this afternoon at the Long Island Rail Road bus depot station in Long Beach, and a suspect is in custody.The spot where the shooting happened is directly across the road from Long Beach police headquarters. Officers say they saw the group of teens fighting right after they heard gunshots ring out. Authorities say 17-year-old Rodney Arnold was arrested at the scene and is facing attempted murder charges. Police say three other people who were allegedly involved were chased down and arrested several blocks from the scene. The victim was taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital and is expected to be OK. His identity has not been released, but officials say he is a sophomore at Long Beach High School. The school activated its emergency call system to notify parents of the shooting and to say students' bags would be checked upon arrival tomorrow morning as a precaution.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 1 Funeral today for firefighter from LI who died in line of duty
Every year, the group of about 40 moms 2 Hempstead IDA to discuss Green Acres Mall tax break today
Parents worried Wednesday after threats of violence at 3 Extra school security in Southold after 'unfounded threat'
Every year, the group of about 40 moms 4 LI moms attend taping of The Ellen DeGeneres show
News 12 Long Island and Newsday take a 5 Best fast food breakfasts

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.