A 16-year-old girl, Kyla-Simone Sobers-Batties, was shot in the head in Brooklyn on Friday, Police said she was not the intended target.
The victim, Kyla-Simone Sobers-Batties, was taken to New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital for surgery to remove bullet fragments from her head.
The Cobble Hill High School of American Studies student is fighting for her life, but her mother says she is strong and currently recovering.
“She just was at the wrong place at the wrong time. It can happen to any of us. Could happen to me, could happen to you,” Cobble Hill resident Tina Amado said.
Police said the shooting happened just after 3 p.m. Friday at the crowded park near Nevins Street and Wycoff Street, close to the Gowanus Houses.
Investigators say the motive for the violence remains unknown.
“It’s upsetting how often it happens,” Boerum Hill resident Ben Collins-Blake said.