Teen arrested in Elmont graduation party shooting

A teen has been arrested for a shooting in Elmont that left four people wounded.Police say the incident occurred at around 11 p.m. Sunday at a home on Hoffman Avenue. According to police, 16-year-old

News 12 Staff

Jun 30, 2008, 11:16 PM

Updated 5,864 days ago

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A teen has been arrested for a shooting in Elmont that left four people wounded.Police say the incident occurred at around 11 p.m. Sunday at a home on Hoffman Avenue. According to police, 16-year-old Amir Samuel, of Elmont, was denied entry to a private graduation party, sparking a verbal confrontation. Investigators say he was either invited to the party or came with invited guests. After getting turned away, police say he opened fire while being escorted out.
Police say Samuel fired shots from a handgun into a crowd of about 50 people as he ran from the scene. Police say two people were shot in their feet, one was wounded in the leg and one person was hit in the wrist.The victims, ranging in age from 18 to 23, were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.Samuel is charged with three counts of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault. Cops say the teen has two prior juvenile arrests.


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