15-year-old girl shot near Bronx playground

THE BRONX — A 15-year-old girl was shot near a Bronx playground on Tuesday night, officials said.

The teen was shot in her left hip while she was walking with a group of friends at Manor Avenue and East 173rd Street, near Playground 174, around 8:30 p.m., police said.

Police released images of the two individuals allegedly involved in the shooting of 15-year-old girl in the Bronx.

No arrests have been made.

The teen is not likely to die, police said. She was taken to a local hospital.

Police are looking for two people in connection to the shooting:

The first individual is described to be 18 to 20 years old with a thin build. He was last seen wearing dark colored pants, a hooded sweatshirt and a multi-colored jacket.

The second individual is described to be 18 to 20 years old with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing dark colored pants, a hooded sweatshirt and a dark colored hooded winter jacket.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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