BROOKLYN PARK, MD. (WJZ) — Police are searching for two suspects after a 17-year-old was shot outside a store in Brooklyn Park Monday night.

Officers responded for a shooting at the Shop Express found at 714 Church Street in Brooklyn Park. A 17-year-old boy was leaving the store and was followed around the corner by two suspects.

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The victim then came back into the shop with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

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Officers spoke with witnesses who said they heard a gunshot and saw two suspects flee the area immediately after the shooting happened.

Police believe it was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence.

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Northern District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-6135 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.

CBS Baltimore Staff