Two teens shot, one dead Downtown

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A gunman fatally shot a teen in the head, and wounded another Downtown on Monday evening, police said.

Authorities say the shooter opened fire on Flatbush Avenue Extension near DeKalb Avenue at around 6 pm, hitting 16-year-old Armani Hankins in the head and an 18-year-old in the ankle.

Paramedics took the Hankins to nearby Brooklyn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

Emergency responders took the second victim to Methodist Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition, according to a report.

Police have not yet made any arrests.

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Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Updated with more information about the deceased victim.
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Reasonable discourse

MJ from Bay Ridge says:
meaningless gang turf war over a dirty sidewalk
Oct. 27, 2015, 9:14 am
jjm from c. hill says:
Im guessing with all of the crazy comments im reading on this story, you guys think its funny that this kid got killed. Meanwhile, you're probably the same fools telling your friends how cool it is to live in fort greene smh.
Oct. 27, 2015, 10:29 am
old time brooklyn from slope says:
you have to keeps kids busy
the proverb about idle hands is true

boy scouts literally kept me from getting busted as one night on the way to scouts some friends pulled up in a car on ditmas and e21 at and asked to hang out
they all got busted for a stolen car
Oct. 27, 2015, 9:55 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
Black people, amirite?
Oct. 28, 2015, 8:46 am
jjm from c. hill says:
@fake jjm, i guess u have a problem with being urself huh? It must really suck to be u that u have to imitate me smh.
Oct. 28, 2015, 10:01 am
jjm from c. hill says:
If I had a life, I wouldn't be here all day commenting.
And I love talking in 3rd person.
also, I'm a big hairy nullo.
Oct. 28, 2015, 11:48 am

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