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11-year-old girl dies after being hit by stray bullet in New York


An 11-yeard old girl named Kyhara Tay was killed after a stray bullet hit her while she was on her way home from school in the Bronx, New York on Monday.

The girl was shot in the abdomen after being caught in the crossfire of a shooting at Westchester Avenue and Fox Street in Foxhurst just before 5 p.m.

The shots came from two men on a moped who were targeting a group of men in the same area, New York Police Department Assistant Chief Philip Rivera said at a news conference. The bullet missed the target and instead hit the little girl, per The Mirror.

The girl was immediately rushed to a hospital but could not be saved. The girl’s friend, 18-year-old Lillian Johnson said: “She was right next to me when it happened. She got shot and then she came into the store…like she was trying to get away from the gunshots. She was holding her stomach saying, ‘Ow!'”