Two girls, 9 and 11, shot at Brooklyn park by scooter-riding suspects

Two innocent girls, ages 9 and 11, were shot and wounded while playing at a Brooklyn park on Monday night by two at-large gunmen who were aiming for someone else, police said. 

The young victims were caught in the crossfire while trying to enjoy an evening at Hilltop Playground in Brownsville as one of their mothers looked on, according to cops. 

The 11-year-old was hit in the back and the other girl was shot in the right leg when the suspects fired off at least six shots just after 9 p.m., police said at a late-night press conference outside the Dean Street park. 

The victims were taken to a local hospital for their injuries. David Burns/@FD4D

Both girls were taken by private means to Brookdale Hospital, where they are listed in stable condition, the NYPD said.

“Thankfully both young girls are conscious and alert and are being treated by the incredible medical staff at Brookdale Hospital,” said Assistant Chief Scott Henderson, Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North.

Police believe two shooters are responsible for the barrage of gunfire based on two different types of shell casings recovered at the scene.

The duo both shoot in the same direction at an unidentified target, police said, noting the girls are believed to be innocent bystanders. 

The NYPD is investigating whether the shooting was gang-related, but hasn’t identified a motive.

Cops respond to the scene of the shooting on Monday night. David Burns/@FD4D
The suspects were riding scooters during the shooting, sources say. David Burns/@FD4D

Sources said the shooters were riding scooters.

No arrests were made as of late Monday night.

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