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5-year-old girl dead after fence falls on her in Brooklyn, NYPD says

A 5-year-old girl in Brooklyn died after a piece of a fence fell on her Thursday night, police said.

The girl had pulled on the decorative fencing as she was walking by with her mom, police said.

A 5-year-old girl in Brooklyn died after a piece of a fence fell on her Thursday night, police said.
A 5-year-old girl in Brooklyn died after a piece of a fence fell on her Thursday night, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD

A 5-year-old Brooklyn girl died after being hit by pieces of decorative fencing outside a home in Bushwick Thursday night, police said. 

The girl, identified as Alysson Pinto-Chaumana, was walking with her mom on Harman Street, between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas avenues, at about 9 p.m. when she pulled on a decorative fence outside one of the homes, cops said. 

Parts of the heavy fence came off and struck the girl, knocking her to the ground, where she hit her head, according to police. 

Pinto-Chaumana’s mom flagged down a passing ambulance, which took her to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

The investigation was ongoing. 

Nicole Brown