17-year-old girl fatally shot in the Bronx

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WEST FARMS, the Bronx — A teenager was found fatally shot in the Bronx Saturday night.

Authorities received a call shortly before 11 p.m. about a 17-year-old female with a gunshot wound at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Preliminary investigation revealed the teen was shot in front of an apartment building along East 181st Street and Vyse Avenue in West Farms, police said.

She had a gunshot wound to her torso and was taken to the hospital through private means, police said.

She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The victim has since been identified as Vlana Roberts of the Bronx.

Investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting 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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