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17-year-old girl fatally shot by suspects riding scooter in Brooklyn as NYPD investigates rash of moped-involved crimes

NEW YORK — A 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in Brooklyn on Wednesday, and police say the suspects took off on a scooter.

Police say the sufferer was standing with a bunch of youngsters outdoors a constructing on Eastern Parkway when two suspects riding on a scooter began capturing.

According to police, eight pictures had been fired, one hanging the 17-year-old in the face.

No one else was injured, and no arrests have been made.

This comes as the NYPD reveals they’re actively investigating over a dozen theft patterns throughout the town involving mopeds or comparable scooters.

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CBS2’s Tim McNicholas spoke to 1 sufferer, who requested to not be recognized as a result of she’s afraid the suspect who robbed her will discover her and damage her once more.

She says a suspect on a moped snatched her purse, dragging her down the sidewalk at a Crown Heights intersection over the summer time. She suffered some scrapes and says her knee was bruised and swollen.

“But really what’s worse is I lost my peace of mind, my sense of safety,” she mentioned. “I’m still very paranoid.”

She’s not alone.

Video from June exhibits one other moped mugging in Brooklyn. There was one other in July in Queens and an tried theft on the Upper East Side in August.

“The scooter robbery patterns we have throughout the city, I think last count it was up to 16, 17 different patterns,” NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig mentioned.

Essig says the suspects’ scooters, which frequently haven’t any plates or the mistaken plates, zip by pedestrians on sidewalks.

“It’s a very difficult stop for patrols, if you’re in a car, to stop one of these scooters. If anybody’s seen them riding up and around, it’s a very difficult task to do, and that’s why the perpetrators are using them,” Essig mentioned.

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It’s not simply robberies.

Police say a person on a moped inappropriately touched ladies at seven completely different places in Brooklyn lately, and Sunday, officers say an individual on a moped shot a 75-year-old man in the leg in the West Farms part of the Bronx.

Many mopeds are authorized in New York however require registration

The NYPD says they’re confiscating unlawful mopeds to grapple with the issue.

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