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Published On: Tue, Oct 29th, 2013

Two New York teens out after 3am, shot at bus stop, media offers misleading coverage

Only the NY Daily News offered any coverage of a late  night shooting at a Staten Island bus stop over the weekend.

Two teens suffered non-life threatening wounds after a gunman fired on the boys, ages 14 and 16, who were then sent to Richmond University Medical Center where they were expected to be treated and released.

The opening to the article’s headline: “Gunman shoots two Staten Island teens at bus stop” is followed by “The teens, ages 14 and 16, were shot in the hand and leg, respectively, and the shooter was still at large as of late Saturday.”

While no one wants to see two teens shot, the story implies they were possibly at a school bus stop or just out “late Saturday” but they were out really, really late on Saturday.

The shooting didn’t take place on Friday and the shooter is still at large.

In fact, it was 3 in the morning when they were shot…at a public bus stop, not a school bus stop.

Cops were still hunting for the gunman late Saturday.

The 14-year-old is the 18th person under age 16 to be killed or wounded in the city since May 18, according to a Daily News count.

 

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

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