Source: 14-year-old boy shot in Hempstead; 2 arrested

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A News 12 source says a 14-year-old boy was shot Tuesday evening on North Franklin Street in Hempstead in what could be an act of gang violence.

Court documents say the gunfire erupted around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The police report says two shots were fired, striking the young victim once in the pelvis.

Maicol Figueroa, 20, of Hempstead was named as a suspect and has since been arrested. He is being held on $500,000 bond.

News 12 has learned a 14-year-old was also arrested in connection with the crime. He is being prosecuted as a juvenile.

Newsday reports the victim underwent surgery and is in stable condition.

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