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USA: 16-year-old killed and two wounded by stray bullets in New York – North America

(ANSA) – Washington, April 08 – A 16-year-old girl was killed and two other young men were injured by a stray bullet in New York during a confrontation between two men.

According to Reconstruction Police Chief Kishant Sewell, the girl was returning from her school in the Bronx, North Manhattan, accompanied by another 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy. At an intersection, they bumped into a man who was quarreling with another on the opposite sidewalk and he pulled out his pistol and began shooting in batches. The girl was hit in the chest and the other two in the leg and buttocks. They were taken to the hospital, but the 16-year-old was unsuccessful. The other two young men are hospitalized in stable conditions. At the moment, the police have not arrested anyone yet, but they are watching CCTV footage and have confirmed that those responsible will be brought to justice soon.

This is the second time in a week that young people in New York have been victims of stray bullets fired in the middle of the street. On March 31, a 12-year-old boy was killed in Brooklyn while eating in a parked car with an injured 20-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl happily unharmed.

In the city of nine million people, crime increased significantly during the epidemic in 2020. This year the situation has worsened: from January 1 to early April, the number of shootings in New York increased from 260 to 296 compared to the same period of the year the past. 2021.

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