17-year-old shot in the back in Bergen Beach home: NYPD

Teenager shot in the back in Bergen Beach house.
A 17-year-old girl was shot in the back in Bergen Beach on Tuesday evening.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A 17-year-old girl was shot in the back in a Bergen Beach house Tuesday evening, according to police.

The shooting occurred near East 70th Street and Avenue N at approximately 10:15 p.m. Authorities arrived on the scene after a 911 call, and emergency responders brought the teenaged victim to Maimonides Medical Center in critical but stable condition. 

Cops said the gunman, who remains unidentified, fled the scene in a dark-colored sedan in an unknown direction. The victim was reportedly attending a house party at the time of the shooting.

police officers on scene of bath beach shooting
Police Officers and detectives from the 63rd Precinct searched the scene after the incident.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

As of Aug. 23, the investigation remains ongoing, and no arrests have been made. The motivation for the shooting is not clear.  

According to NYPD crime stats, there have been four shootings so far this year in the 63rd Precinct, which encompasses Bergen Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Mill Basin and Flatlands. 

Tuesday’s incident was the second time a teen was shot in Brooklyn in just seven days — on Aug. 15, a 17-year-old was shot and critically injured during an argument at the Major R. Owens Health and Community Wellness Center in Crown Heights. 

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