COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage gunman chased a high school classmate into a police station in Cooperstown, wounded him, and then shot himself in the chin.
The shooting happened at about 3 p.m. Friday in a station next to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Police say the 16-year-old gunman was hospitalized with a serious wound. The other teen, also 16, was hit in the arm. He was treated and released.
Authorities say the episode began when the gunman got out of a car with a rifle and began chasing a group of youths who had been walking near the Hall of Fame Library.
One ran into the foyer of the police station and was shot after he sought cover behind a pillar.
Police say the teen then shot himself when the officer ordered him to drop his weapon.
For once, I'd buy mental illiness. You must clearly have a death wish to go shooting into a police station.