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Teen shot by classmate in NY police station

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage gunman in upstate New York chased a high school classmate into a police station, wounded him, and then shot himself in the chin.

The shooting happened at about 3 p.m. Friday in a station next to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Police say the 16-year-old gunman was hospitalized with a serious wound. The other teen, also 16, was hit in the arm. He was treated and released.

Authorities say it began when the gunman got out of a car with a rifle and began chasing a group of youths who had been walking near the Hall of Fame Library. One ran into the police station's foyer and was shot after he sought cover behind a pillar. Police say the gunman then shot himself when the officer ordered him to drop his weapon.

 

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