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2nd teen arrested in connection with 99 restaurant shooting in Groton

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A second teen arrested in connection with 99 restaurant shooting in Groton. (WFSB file) A second teen arrested in connection with 99 restaurant shooting in Groton. (WFSB file)
GROTON, CT (WFSB) -

The Groton Police Department has made the second arrest in a shooting outside a restaurant last weekend. 

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the parking lot of the 99 restaurant, which is located at 117 Long Hill Rd., around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. Police said the boy, whose name was not released, suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The teenager was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven where police said he underwent emergency surgery. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, police said.

Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with the shooting.  

A 17-year-old, whose name is being withheld, was arrested on Wednesday. A second 17-year-old, whose name is being withheld due to his age, was arrested on Friday in connection with the shooting.

The second 17-year-old was charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit  first-degree robbery, accessory to first-degree robbery and accessory to first-degree assault. The teenager was transferred to the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center, police said. 

Police said the shooting remains under investigation and more arrests were expected. 

Police said the shooting was "not a random act, and those involved were not associated with the establishment or its patrons."  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Groton Police Department at 860-441-6712. 

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