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BRONX (WABC) — A teen girl is dead and two other teens are wounded after a gunman opened fire outside of a Bronx school campus on Friday.

Shots rang out Friday afternoon outside of the South Bronx Educational Campus on East 156th Street just before 1:45 p.m.

A 16-year-old girl was struck in the torso and died from her injuries.

Another 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg while a 17-year-old boy was struck in his buttocks.

All three were taken to Lincoln Hospital.
Police said all three were innocent bystanders.

One witness told Eyewitness News that he heard the gunfire.

“About three shots. You know, but that’s a normal in this area, you know, hearing shots, but this is unbelievable. This needs to stop,” Freddy Brown said.

So far, police have made no arrests.

Investigators said the suspect is a Hispanic man in his 20s and was wearing a grey sweatsuit and black vest.

Detectives are trying to sort out who was targeted and who was not and they said it’s possible no one was the intended target.

There are several schools at the campus.

One of the girls is believed to be a student at the University Prep Charter High School. The other two victims attend Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, also at the site.

Schools Chancellor David Banks released a statement Friday saying,

This despicable act of violence stole the life from one young person today and wounded two others. As a father of four children, I can only imagine the immense pain these families are going through today. These three children join dozens of other students who have been victims of gun violence in our city this year. I stand fully behind Mayor Adams as he works to rid our city of this violence, restore peace to our neighborhoods, and bring healing to these school communities.”

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