Teen hospitalized after being shot in the Bronx

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Friday, November 25, 2022 9:07PM
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It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday on East 225th Street and Schieffelin Ave in Edenwald. CeFaan Kim has the details.

EDENWALD, The Bronx (WABC) -- A teen was taken to the hospital after being shot in the leg in the Bronx.

It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday on East 225th Street and Schieffelin Ave in Edenwald.

Police say the 14-year-old girl who was shot was an innocent bystander.

"I heard gunshots. About four to five - ridiculous. On Thanksgiving at that. It was early, about 2:30. It was still daylight, it's crazy," said Julio Pacheco.

The shooting happened right in front of a playground where residents say kids were playing - although they say gunfire in the neighborhood is not uncommon.

Neighbors on one side of the block say they are frustrated because most of the violence comes from one end. Teenagers, they say, are usually getting into trouble.

"It's an explosion of emotions because it's senseless, and I don't see the ends to the means to this all," said Carlos Liriano.

The victim was shot in her right leg and was rushed to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition. She is expected to survive.

"Something needs to be done. More things to be done than everybody just talking about what needs to be done. Take action. We vote. We get out here, make a difference," said Wilhemena Vee.

Police have made no arrests and have not released a description of the suspect.

Investigators are still looking into what sparked the gunfire.

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