11-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the stomach by suspects riding a scooter in the Bronx

LONGWOOD, Bronx (WABC) – An innocent 11-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot in the stomach by a gunman on a motorcycle Monday night in the Bronx.

Police say the incident happened just before 5 pm at 995 Westchester Avenue in the Longwood section.

NYPD officials say two suspects were chasing a man who was riding a scooter headed from Fox Avenue to Westchester Avenue toward 165th Street.

The man then attempted to enter 1015 Fox Street, causing the scooter to pass him. That’s when police say he started running in the opposite direction.

The passenger on the scooter then shot the man.

Police say one of the bullets hit the 11-year-old girl in the abdomen about a half-block from Fox Street.

She was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

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Authorities say the girl was outside with her family at the time of the shooting.

Police are asking for help identifying both the intended target and the two suspects who are chasing him on the scooter.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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