Two teenagers shot outside Crown Heights deli

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Two people are injured after a double shooting in Crown Heights on Wednesday morning.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A double shooting outside a Crown Heights deli left two teenagers injured Wednesday morning, according to the NYPD.

Police responded to reports of shots fired at 821 Franklin Ave. at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Franklin Ave shortly after 9:30 a.m. 

When first responders arrived, they found two victims – a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy – lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to their legs. 

EMS rushed the pair to Kings County Hospital in stable condition, where they are expected to recover from their wounds. 

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The two victims were shot outside a Franklin Avenue deli shortly after 9:30 a.m. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
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Police are reportedly searching for two suspects in connection with the shooting. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police are now searching for two male suspects in connection with the shooting.

One of the men was wearing a red hooded shirt and  grey jeans, while the second suspect was wearing all black clothing, according to police. 

In the 71st precinct, where Wednesday’s incident occurred, reported shootings are down by over 40% year-to-date, according to the latest police department data.

As of May 21, when the most recent data is available, there were four reported shooting incidents in the precinct – down from seven during the same time last year.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.