Teen Shot Near Elizabeth Bar

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ELIZABETH – A teenage boy was shot early Thursday morning while he apparently was walking away from a bar in Elizabeth, authorities said.

The 17-year-old shooting victim, who was struck in the buttocks, is reportedly in stable condition at University Hospital in Newark, police said.

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The teen had been passing near the corner of Pennington Street, near where a large crowd had gathered at Destinos Lounge on Elmora Avenue, when he was shot at about 2 a.m., police said.

Police are searching for a suspect, described as a Hispanic male with a thin beard, who was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. Authorities ask that anyone with information about the shooting call Detective Julian Hilongos at 908-558-2032.


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