Teenage girl shot in Brooklyn was killed by stray bullet




  • In US
  • 2022-09-29 13:58:00Z
  • By NY Daily News

A 17-year-old girl fatally shot outside a Brooklyn apartment building was hit by a stray bullet, police sources said Thursday.

Shayma Roman was standing with a group of friends outside an Eastern Parkway apartment near Rochester Ave. in Crown heights about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday when two gunmen approached, witnesses told the Daily News.

The gunmen, who were dressed in black, fired at least five shots at the group from at least one building away, striking Roman multiple times.

"She was outside lying on the stoop," Sukie Thompson, 21, said of the victim. "Her twin sister was holding her, crying. She was covered in blood. Everyone from the building came out screaming and surrounding them."

Responding officers found Shayma lying at the entrance to the building in a pool of blood. A pair of dice and some empty Corona bottles were found nearby.

Multiple .9-mm shell casings were found on the sidewalk and a ramp leading up to the building's main entrance.

Medics rushed the teen to Brookdale University Hospital, but she could not be saved.

While it was first believed she had been shot in the face, doctors at the hospital told investigators she had been hit in the chest with the bullet exiting her back. She was also shot in the right arm.

Detectives do not believe the gunmen were aiming at Shayma, who doesn't have a criminal record, police said.

"She was a good kid, not involved in anything," one friend told The News.

The gunmen ran off north on Rochester Ave. No arrests have been made.

The shooting took place a day after 16 people were wounded in eight separate shootings across the city, including a shooting at a Queens park where four people, including two teens, were wounded.

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