A 16-year-old girl was killed Friday in a shooting outside a high school in the South Bronx and two other teens were injured, law enforcement sources said.
The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m., at 510 East 156 St. Outside Heights University High School.
The girl, who has not yet been identified, was shot in the body and is a student at the university’s high school, which is one block from the place, sources said.
The other two teens shot, male and female, are both 17-year-olds attending the Haven Village High School Preparatory School, housed inside the University of Heights School. The second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and the man was injured in the buttocks, sources said.
They were taken to Lincoln Hospital and are expected to survive.
A man suspected of being in his 20s was driving after the shooting and was last seen fleeing east on 156th Street.
Law enforcement sources say the shooting broke out on the other side of the street after two men clashed. All three students had unintentional targets, sources said.
A creepy video taken from the scene shows police officers quickly performing chest compressions on one of the victims, who was scattered in the street with blood spilled around her.
Seen in another video where one of the teens is seen lying on the sidewalk grabbing their leg.
News of the shooting made its way quickly to police headquarters, where NYPD commissioner Kitchenette Sewell abruptly stopped an unrelated press conference, saying “we have an active scene that has not been updated.”
She is expected to give a news briefing on the spot around 4 p.m.
Mayor Adams’s press secretary said he was updated on the situation.
“Unfortunately, there was a triple shooting of three young men in the Bronx. The details are still coming, but @NYCMayor Updated with available information. “He has already left Yankee Stadium when he was informed of the shooting,” Fabian Levy wrote.
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