Teenager shot in Bronx park amid recent surge in NYC violence, NYPD says

A teenager was shot in the Bronx overnight, police and sources said — amid a recent surge in deadly violence inflicted on young New Yorkers.

A 17-year-old boy was blasted twice in the back with gunfire at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday in Pelham Bay Park, according to the NYPD. The teen was walking at Bruckner Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue when he heard the gunfire, police said.

The boy was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, and is expected to survive his wounds, cops and sources told The Post. It is unclear if he was the intended target of the gunfire, and police do not yet have a description of the suspect.

The non-fatal shooting comes as The Post reported Friday that at least 21 people between the ages of 10 and 17 have been killed in street violence in 2021 — more than triple the number for the same period in 2019 and 2020. On Friday, a 16-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet while hanging out with friends in Brooklyn on Friday, police sources previously said.

Pelham Bay Park.
The teen boy was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center and is expected to survive his wounds.
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The teenager — Kyla Sobers, a junior at the Cobble Hill School of American Studies — is “going to be OK,” her uncle told The Post on Saturday.  

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