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Two Young Girls, 11 and 9 Years-Old, Shot Inside Brooklyn Park

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Two Young Girls, 11 and 9 Years-Old, Shot Inside Brooklyn Park

June 03, 2024 BROOKLYN, New York – Two young girls were shot after gunfire erupted at a Brooklyn park on Monday evening, cops said

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Police officials say the two cousins, ages 9 and 11, were shot Monday night while playing at the Hilltop Playground on Dean St. near Saratoga Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn.

“Yet another senseless act of gun violence directed toward our most vulnerable youth.”, said Assistant Chief Scott Henderson of NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn North.

Authorities believe the two girl cousins were not the intended victims and that two gunmen may be responsible for the shooting. Investigators recovered shell casings in the park from two different caliber guns, officials said.

The 11-year-old girl was struck at least once in the back and the 9-year-old was shot in the right knee.

A relative rushed the injured girls to Brookdale Hospital in a private vehicle, cops said.

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We spoke with community member Jannie who frequents the neighborhood park and said she’s angry and worried for other children’s safety following the shooting incident.

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Neighborhood resident “Jannie” spoke with us about the shooting where two young girls were struck at Hilltop Park

“I’m angry. I’m upset. I’m hurt because it’s local children that are in this park all the time. I was in the park with my grandson, who is a year old,” Jannie told FNTV.

According to police radio transmissions, just after 9pm, central dispatch was alerted to the shooting by officers on scene who reported two children shot and requested a specialized response units to the scene near Dean St & Saratoga Ave in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Detectives are working to determine a motive with the possibility of the shooting incident being gang-related. At this time there are no arrests and investigation remains ongoing.

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