NYPD searching for gunman after girl, 3, shot while leaving daycare with dad

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The New York City Police Department on Friday evening said officers are searching for a lone gunman after a 3-year-old girl was shot while leaving her daycare center with her father.

The toddler was struck in the shoulder but is expected to survive. Around 6 p.m., she was leaving a daycare in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. ET when the gunman opened fire.

“This is the third child injured by gunfire in as many months,” NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey told reporters outside of the daycare center. He said that officers had treated her and brought her to the hospital in an ambulance-free patrol car. He said, “They pick her up, and they jump back into the police car.”

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She remains hospitalized in stable condition, Corey said.

“Someone knows him,” Corey added, holding up a photo of the masked suspect. “Help us catch him before another child is shot.” “

Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a Brooklyn daycare Friday evening, hitting a child.

Police are looking for a gunman who opened fire at a Brooklyn daycare Friday night, killing a child.
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Police said the girl wasn’t the gunman’s target but she was hit by a stray bullet.

A 7 year old girl was also shot on Monday while walking along a Brooklyn street corner alongside her mother. Since last weekend, dozens of other people have been shot in the area.

NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey briefs reporters about a shooting at a Brooklyn daycare center that left a 3-year-old hospitalized. 

Kenneth Corey, Chief of the NYPD Department, briefs reporters on a shooting at a Brooklyn daycare that left a 3-year old child in hospital.
(NYPD)

“When do we come together as a community and as a city and say enough is enough? An 11-month-old child was shot two months ago,” Corey said. “Last week, an 7-year-old was shot. It takes a 3-year old to make us mad. What about the 14- and 15-year-olds? They’re children. They are getting shot by other children. This must be fixed. We must save these children and save our city.

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No arrests have been made.

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