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LI teen shot walking home from night school

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A 16-year-old boy on Long Island is in critical condition Thursday after he was shot Wednesday night as he walked home from a high school class.

Now, police are looking for the gunman and they say this may not have been a random attack.

The shooting happened in Bay Shore

Joel Nieves was shot five times in the back at 10:30 p.m. and was left bleeding in the street. His classmates left school in groups Thursday, afraid to walk home alone.

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The brutality of the attack left neighbors stunned.

Detectives are convinced it was not a random attack, but there is no evidence of a robbery. The motive was still not clear late this afternoon.

The suspect or suspects apparently fled on foot.

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