A 17-year-old boy was shot in the ankle in Hempstead Saturday afternoon, Nassau police said.

According to detectives, the boy was walking on Oakland Street when he saw a blue four-door automobile headed west on the street. He heard a gunshot, looked down and saw he was bleeding.

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A Nassau County police ambulance took him to a nearby hospital.

Police ask anyone with information on the crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.