16 Year-Old Shot in Manchester, In Stable Condition

Jul 25, 2016

Police say a 16-year-old boy was found shot in the back on a basketball court in Manchester.

Officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots just before 9 p.m. Saturday. Police say the victim and 18-year-old Michael Cartagena of Manchester had been playing basketball at Beach and Green Streets. Cartagena and the victim told police they were heading to the store when they heard shots fired, causing them to run.

Police say the boy didn't realize he'd been shot until the pair got back to the basketball courts. He was taken to the hospital where police say he's in stable condition. He wasn't immediately identified.

Police are searching for a man who reportedly fled the scene and possessed a handgun.

Police say they don't know if the victim was targeted.