According to authorities, a teenage girl, who was only 16 years old, was hit in the leg by a stray bullet while walking home from school in Midwood, Brooklyn. The unfortunate incident occurred on Friday afternoon and was a result of a nearby gang fight. Despite being an innocent bystander, the girl was caught in the crossfire and suffered an injury to her leg.
According to the authorities, a teenage girl was struck by a bullet on her right ankle at the intersection of East 16th Street and Avenue M, which is very close to Edward R. Murrow High School and just a few steps away from the Q train station. The incident took place around noon.
After the incident, she was immediately transported to the Maimonides Medical Center, where she was reported to be in a stable condition.
During an evening press conference at police headquarters in Manhattan, NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell reported that a pedestrian was shot while walking to a bus stop. The incident occurred when two groups of children engaged in a fight and fired shots at each other. The victim was caught in the crossfire and sustained injuries.
According to Chell, they suspect the incident to be gang-related, where one group aimed a gun at another group, and the latter responded by shooting and injuring a 16-year-old.
According to him, the teenager was not the intended recipient of the target.
After the shooting incident, law enforcement officers were able to apprehend an individual who was in possession of a firearm that they believed was used in the crime.
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