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NYPD: Girl, 13, shot dead; wounded mom says shooter is her son

A 13-year-old girl was killed and her mother was seriously wounded in a shooting at a housing project in New York City's Harlem early Tuesday, police said, according to NBC New York.

The mother, 44, who was listed in critical condition in a local hospital, told police that the suspect was her 28-year-old son. The man was shot by police during a confrontation outside the building. 


The suspect was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. No officers were injured in the exchange.

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Police said they responded at 3:27 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of a female shot. They found the 13-year-old victim dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head.

The girl's mother was taken to Harlem Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

A sergeant and his partner saw the gunman running from the apartment building area and confronted him. A chase ensued and the suspect fired at officers, police said. Officers shot back, striking the suspect in the legs and torso.

The suspect was taken into custody and brought to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. His weapon was recovered at the scene.

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