14-year-old girl struck by stray bullet on Thanksgiving in NYC

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NYPD officers responding to emergency call. File photo by Roy Janssen
NYPD officers responding to emergency call. File photo by Roy Janssen

NEW YORK – A broad daylight shooting in the Bronx left a 14-year-old girl hospitalized with a gunshot wound by a stray bullet on Thanksgiving Day.

Police responded to the NYC Housing Authority’s Edenwald Houses at around 2:20 pm for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival at Schieffelin Avenue near East 225th Street, police learned that a 14-year-old girl had been shot.

She was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries. At this point, police do not believe the girl was the intended victim of the shooter.

There was no information released regarding a suspect description and no arrests have been made.