17-year-old girl shot in face, killed after two men open fire on group in Brooklyn

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
18-year-old girl shot in face, killed in Brooklyn
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An 18-year-old girl was shot in the face and killed after two men opened fire on a group of people in Crown Heights Wednesday. Josh Einiger has the details.

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A 17-year-old girl was shot in the face and killed after two men opened fire on a group of friends sitting on a stoop in Brooklyn Wednesday.

The incident happened at 1225 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section.

Police say a 17-year-old girl was hanging with a group of people in front of the location, when two unidentified men approached the group and fired several shots at them.

"They were chilling outside like they normally do, and someone had came and they just started throwing shots," one woman said.

The girl was shot in the face. She was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police say the two suspects fled the scene on a single scooter.

No one else was injured.

Police say the victim in this shooting was the unintended target. She has not been identified yet.

There have been 23 shooting incidents and 26 victims reported this year in the 77th precinct.

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