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A 16-year-old girl with a “bright future” was shot dead and two other teens injured outside a high school in the South Bronx on Friday after being caught in the crossfire of a dispute on their walk home, police said. †
The shooting broke out around 1:45 p.m. outside 510 East 156 St. outside University Heights Secondary School after men got into an argument across the street and one of them started shooting, police said.
The girl, who has not yet been identified, was shot in the torso and is a student at University Prep Charter High School, which is about a block from the crime scene, sources said.
The two other teens who were shot, a man and a woman, are both 16-year-olds who attend Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, which is housed in the University Heights school. The second female teenage victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and the man was shot in the buttocks, the sources said.
They are expected to survive.
“A young woman with a bright future… was shot along with two other teenagers on the streets of the Bronx. Early on in our investigation, it appears that the brutal criminals opened fire during a dispute. What I can say with confidence is that NYPD detectives will work tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a news conference at the scene.
Chief Timothy McCormack of the Detective Borough of the Bronx said the suspect was standing on the southeast corner of E. 156 Street and Saint Ann’s Avenue “gesturing to someone” across the street.
“The gentleman on the east side of the street pulls out a firearm and unloads his gun heading west,” McCormack explained.
The suspect, believed to be in his twenties, jumped into a vehicle and fled.
All three students were unintended targets, law enforcement sources said.
A harrowing video taken from the scene shows police officers performing rapid chest compressions on one of the victims, who was lying in the street with blood spread around her.
Another video appears to show one of the teens lying on the sidewalk, holding their leg.
News of the shooting quickly made its way to the police station, where Sewell abruptly stopped an unrelated press conference and said, “we have an active scene that we have not been informed of.”
A press secretary for Mayor Adams said he had been made aware of the situation.
“Unfortunately, there was a triple shooting of three youths in the Bronx. Details are still coming in, but @NYCMayor informed with the available information. He had already left Yankee Stadium when he was informed of the shooting,” Fabien Levy wrote.
Additional reporting by Tina Moore and Larry Celona