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2 Charged In Connection With Shooting Of 12-Year-Old Girl In Rockaways

Police say they recovered this 9 mm gun from a suspect charged in the shooting of a 12-year-old girl in the Rockaways on Aug. 9, 2014. (credit: NYPD)

Police say they recovered this 9 mm gun from a suspect charged in the shooting of a 12-year-old girl in the Rockaways on Aug. 9, 2014. (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have announced the arrests of two teens after a 12-year-old girl was shot in the leg at a pick-up basketball game in Queens on Saturday.

Police said they were called around 4:40 p.m. Saturday to 106 Beach 59th Street in the Rockaways about a young girl shot in the leg, 1010 WINS reported.

Cops began canvassing the area and saw a male fitting the description of the suspect, along with a girl, at Beach 60th Street and Larkin Avenue. Police said they witnessed the male suspect handing a gun to the girl.

Officers apprehended the suspects, with the male resisting arrest, police said. A loaded 9 mm firearm was recovered, cops said.

Dwight Henderson, 18, of Queens, has been charged with second-degree attempted murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. Geena Hill, 16, also of Queens, faces weapons charges.

Witnesses told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin they heard what sounded like a single shot near the basketball court.

“She was just standing up being an innocent young girl and unfortunately she got shot by a stray bullet,” one witness told CBS 2.

“It’s very important. This was a day for the kids, and there shouldn’t be any pistols at all,” another witness said.

Witnesses said the girl, whose name is Alliyah, stayed calm as bystanders used a shirt and gathered around her leg to try and stop the bleeding.

The girl was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

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