16-year-old shot near playground in the Bronx

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Friday, March 17, 2023
16-year-old shot near playground in the Bronx
A 16-year-old was shot in the buttocks near a playground in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx Thursday. CeFaan Kim has the latest details.

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- A 16-year-old was shot near a playground in the Bronx on Thursday.

News Copter 7 was over the scene of the shooting that took place outside an elementary school near East 140th Street and Alexander Avenue in Mott Haven around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say two male suspects shot the teen in the buttocks.

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The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital where he's expected to survive.

The shooting comes amid a violent week for city schools. On Tuesday, three gang-related shootings in Upper Manhattan shook students and prompted police to increase its presence across Manhattan.

Police are not yet sure whether the victim was the intended target of the shooting.

Officers are searching for two men who fled the scene.


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