Teen girl shot in Bed-Stuy playground • Brooklyn Paper

Teen girl shot in Bed-Stuy playground

A 13-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder at St. Andrews Playground in Bedford-Stuyvesant on the evening July 24.
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A gunman shot a 13-year-old girl inside a Bedford-Stuyvesant playground Wednesday, according to authorities.

The shooter struck the victim in her left shoulder as she sat on a bench inside St. Andrews Playground at Atlantic and Kingston avenues at around 8 p.m on July 24, police said.

Paramedics rushed the child to Kings County Hospital in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, and she is expected to survive the wound, according to police.

Investigators do not believe the gunman targeted the teen, according to a New York Post report, which a spokesman for the Police Department could not confirm.

Cops have yet to make any arrests and the investigation remains ongoing, the spokesman said.

Wednesday’s incident follows the June 20 shooting of an 11-year-old boy in Crown Heights, another victim of a stray bullet, according to police.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.

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