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Three-year-old girl shot in shoulder on Brooklyn street: cops

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The suspect who shot a three-year-old girl in Brooklyn on March 25, 2022.
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Cops in Brooklyn are looking for the suspect who shot a three-year-old girl Friday evening.

Law enforcement sources said the youngster was leaving a day care center with her dad near 127 Riverdale Ave. in Brownsville at about 6:04 p.m. on March 25 when shots rang out.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police said, neither the girl nor her father were the intended targets. According to authorities, the unidentified gunman was apparently aiming at a 28-year-old man as he put his two-year-old son in his car.

According to authorities, the girl was hit in the right shoulder. Sources familiar with the investigation said officers from the 73rd Precinct, in responding to the shooting, rushed the child to Brookdale Hospital.

Police said she was later transferred to Maimonides Hospital, and listed in stable condition.

Markers note the location of shell casings on Riverdale Avenue.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The gunman was last seen fleeing inside a white, four-door BMW sedan — operated by a second, unknown suspect — heading northbound on Thomas Boyland Street. 

No arrests have been made in the ongoing probe, authorities said. Early on Saturday morning, the NYPD released security camera images of the suspect, shown pointing a silver handgun at his target.

Cops described the shooter as a man with a dark complexion who wore a black mask over his face, a black hooded sweater with the word WAVES on the back, and black jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

This story was updated on March 26 at 9:05 a.m.

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