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Boy Shot in Foot for Cutting Line for "Air Yeezy" Shoes

A Brooklyn 15-year-old was shot in the foot after cutting a line of customers waiting to buy a pair of coveted $250 sneakers Saturday morning, police say.

The boy was shot outside a Foot Locker on Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick about 6 a.m. as he and other customers waited outside the store for the chance to buy a pair of Nike Foamposite Pro Premium "Yeezy" shoes, named for Kanye West, police say.

After the boy cut in line, one of the customers left and returned with a handgun, police say. The shooter fired the gun four times, with one of the bullets hitting the 15-year-old in the foot.

The boy was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, according to the NYPD. The shooter has not been arrested.

Earlier this month, there was nearly a riot after hundreds of people lined up outside a Soho sneaker store for the debut of a different model of Nike Foamposite sneakers, according to the New York Post. The store canceled the sale after customers got unruly.

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04/21/2014 10:18AM
Boy Shot in Foot for Cutting Line for "Air Yeezy" Shoes
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