2005-03-18 / Community

Police Call Shot Teen A Storyteller

Police think an Arverne teen who limped into Peninsula Hospital Center with a gunshot wound last weekend may have accidentally shot himself at home, sources told The Wave.

Calvin Johnson, 19, walked about a mile from the Ocean Village housing complex, where he lives, to PHC last Saturday after he shot himself once in his left leg, a police source said. Hospital staff notified the 101 Precinct upon Johnson’s arrival at the emergency room.

Officers responded to the hospital and interviewed Johnson, who said he was shot by an unknown man as he was crossing the street near the apartment complex. Police continued their investigation and discovered evidence inside the apartment unit where Johnson lives suggesting the incident occurred there, the source said.

Johnson, who was not charged with any wrongdoing, was treated and released. He could not be reached for comment.

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