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Girl, 14, hit by stray bullet walking home from school in East New York, Brooklyn

A teenage girl was hit by a stray bullet while walking from from school in Brooklyn Friday afternoon.

Brooklyn shooting Police said this man fired on an East New York intersection Friday, injuring a a teenage girl walking from from school.
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A teenage girl was hit by a stray bullet while walking from from school in Brooklyn Friday afternoon.

Police said the 14-year-old girl was at the corner of Sutter Avenue and Euclid Avenue around 3:30 p.m. when she heard three or four shots and felt a pain in her leg.

The shooter ran through a nearby gas station before firing in the direction of the girl, though police said she was not the indented target. The shooter fled and the girl was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

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Police describe the shooter as an 18 to 20-year-old black man roughly 5'9" tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and dark pants, police said.

Officials ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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