Hempstead Shooting Leaves Teen Driver Hurt

A teenager was shot and wounded while driving a car through Hempstead late Saturday night, Nassau County police said.

Hempstead village police officers responded to a report of shots fired while a large crowd was crossing South Franklin Street and a Toyota Sienna was seen fleeing the scene  at 11:33 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Officers stopped the car shortly later and found the 17-year-old driver had suffered a gun shot to his right thigh, police said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. His passenger was not hurt.

Third Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding the above listed crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.