NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A 15-year-old girl was shot as she was walking down the street in the Bronx Tuesday night.

According to police, it happened around 8:30 p.m. on Manor Avenue and East 173rd Street in the Soundview section.

Authorities say the girl, apparently an innocent bystander, heard the gunfire and felt a pain in her back. That’s when she realized she had been shot.

The teen was taken to an area hospital and is expected to recover. Police are still looking for the gunman.

Anyone with any information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.


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