Police: 8-year-old girl shot inside the Paterson Houses

Police are searching for a gunman who shot an 8-year-old girl Wednesday morning in Mott Haven.

News 12 Staff

Sep 23, 2020, 9:36 PM

Updated 1,339 days ago

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Police are searching for a gunman who shot an 8-year-old girl Wednesday morning in Mott Haven.
News 12 is told the young girl was shot at the Paterson Houses around 9 a.m.
An investigation is now underway into the circumstances of the shooting.
Sources tell News 12 that the incident happened on the 11th floor inside the building on 143rd Street and that it may have been an accidental shooting inside the home.
According to preliminary reports by police, the girl was shot in the abdomen or shoulder area. News 12 is told the child was taken to the hospital by personal means.
News 12 is told the girl was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln.
The investigation is ongoing.


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