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Teen shot in Hempstead, police say

Hempstead police investigate the scene of a shooting

Hempstead police investigate the scene of a shooting on Maple Avenue near Linden Place in Hempstead on Tuesday night. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A teenager was shot in Hempstead on Tuesday night, authorities said.

The victim, 16, was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive, police said. The shooting took place at about 8:15 p.m. by Maple Avenue and Linden Place, police said.

Photos from the scene show detectives with flashlights aimed at a grassy area and Maple Avenue blocked off.

Nassau detectives and Hempstead Village police were investigating, and other details, including the motive, were not immediately available late Tuesday night.

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