Police are searching for the gunman who shot a 17-year-old girl in Brooklyn on Friday.
According to investigators, the incident occurred just after 12 p.m. near the intersection of E. 16th Street and Avenue M in Midwood, just steps from the Avenue M subway station.
Authorities arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting, and found the female teenager with a gunshot wound to her left ankle. Paramedics rushed the bloodied victim to a nearby hospital, where she is expected to recover from her injuries.
The gunman fled the scene before police arrived, and no arrests have yet been made. The investigation remains ongoing, an NYPD spokesman said.
So far this year, there have been at least 12 victims of gun violence in the 70th Police Precinct, where Friday’s shooting occurred.
Citywide, 907 people were shot between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1 of this year — a notable decline from the 1,277 victims during the same timeframe last year, according to NYPD statistics.
Anyone with information regarding the homicide 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 X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.