Jamaica teen shot to death outside Brooklyn restaurant

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A 16-year-old from Jamaica was fatally shot on Monday night after a dispute outside a restaurant in Brooklyn, according to police.

Armani Hankins of Sutphin Boulevard and an unidentified 18-year-old male friend were wounded in the shooting that occurred at 6:09 p.m. near the Applebee’s restaurant at the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue on the border of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn.

According to police, Hankins was with a group of friends outside the restaurant when an unidentified group of teenagers approached and engaged them in a verbal dispute.

Hankins and his friends were running from the scene when, authorities said, a black male in the second group pulled out a gun and began firing. Hankins was shot in the head, while the 18-year-old male victim was hit in the left ankle. The shooter and the other suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 88th Precinct and EMS units responded to the incident. Hankins was brought to Brooklyn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead; the 18-year-old male victim was taken to Methodist Hospital and listed in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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