Teen dies after being shot in head at Brownsville playground

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BROWNSVILLE -

A teenager was killed in a shooting Friday afternoon while playing basketball at Chester Playground in Brownsville.

Investigators say Olowutimi Oybula was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the hospital. The 16-year-old from Queens attended a nearby charter school.

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Police say there is a strong possibility Oybula was not the intended target, but one of the three others he was playing basketball with might have been.

Police say they are searching for two people who were seen fleeing from the scene. Investigators have been canvassing the surrounding area and looking for video surveillance of the incident.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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