Bronx Teenager Dead From Stray Bullet

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

A 19-year-old girl died and three other young people were injured by gunfire in a shooting at Shoelace Park in the Bronx Friday, authorities said.

Tyanna Johnson, a Connecticut resident attending a graduation celebration in the park, was struck by a bullet in her head during the 11 p.m. attack, which also wounded a 15-year-old boy, 16-year-old boy, and 24-year-old man, according to the NYPD.

All but Johnson survived their gunshot wounds. Police believe the multiple rounds that struck her were stray bullets, intended for a different target.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said two gunmen stepped out of a silver BMW at the 233rd Street park before opening fire on the revelers.

No arrests had been announced as of Wednesday night. Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577- TIPS.

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