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Woman shot in the leg at East Harlem playground

Posted: 2:45 AM, Mar 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-02 03:12:03-05
Police say a 20-year-old woman was shot to the leg inside a East Harlem playground. (Photo: Jeff Crianza)

Police say a 20-year-old woman was shot to the leg inside a East Harlem playground. (Photo: Jeff Crianza)

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan –– A woman was hospitalized after being struck by a bullet at a playground Tuesday night.

NYPD received a call of a shooting at 1839 Lexington Ave. at approximately 9:24 p.m. When officers arrived at James Weldon Johnson playground, they found a 20-year-old woman shot to the leg.

Paramedics took her to a local hospital, where she is expected to recover.

Police took a woman in custody after she was caught running from the scene, according to the NYPD. However, they don’t believe she is the shooter.

The investigation continues.