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19-year-old woman is killed and three others end up in hospital after being shot at Bronx park

Woman, 19, is killed and three men are hospitalized after gunman opens fire at Bronx park where teens are celebrating the end of the school year

  • Tyana Johnson, 19, died after being shot in the head, torso, hip and buttocks 
  • Johnson was celebrating the end of the school year with friends at a Bronx park 
  • A 15-year-old boy, 16-year-old boy and 24-year-old man were also shot 
  • Three men are expected to survive the shooting of which there is no motive

A woman was killed and three men were wounded in New York after a gunman wildly shot into a crowd of teenagers who were celebrating the end of the school year. 

The victim was identified on Saturday as Tyana Johnson, 19. 

She had been with a group of fellow teens at a Bronx park on Friday night at around 11pm in the Wakefield section of the borough when two men suddenly got out of a car and began firing. 

A relative described her as a ‘clever teenager.’

Tyana Johnson, 19, died after being shot in the head, torso, hip and buttocks. Pictured, police are gathered near the scene of the accident

Johnson was celebrating the end of the school year with friends at a Bronx park

Johnson was celebrating the end of the school year with friends at a Bronx park

Johnson’s killing happened in Shoelace Park after being hit several times.  

Despite being rushed to Jacobi Medical Center the woman was unable to be saved.  

Several other people were also shot including a 15-year-old boy who ended up being shot in the buttocks.

One other 16-year-old teen was hit in the ankle and a 24-year-old man, identified as Manny Brown was shot in the groin. 

Both ended up taking themselves to Montefiore Medical Center according to the Daily News.  

A 15-year-old boy, 16-year-old boy and 24-year-old man were shot. Pictured, police on scene

A 15-year-old boy, 16-year-old boy and 24-year-old man were shot. Pictured, police on scene

All three men are expected to survive. 

Police say they believe the gunman was targeting one of the three men who were shot but the Johnson ended up catching the brunt of the several bullets.

She was hit in the head, torso, hip and buttocks according to the New York Post. 

The gathering where the teens were celebrating the end of the school is usually an animated affair. 

‘It’s usually very loud and rowdy. It was a huge crowd,’ the witness said who believed there to have been around 150 other teens all gathered at the park.

The three men are expected to survive the shooting of which police say there is currently no known motive

The three men are expected to survive the shooting of which police say there is currently no known motive

The killing happened in Shoelace Park which was sealed off to the public on Saturday

The killing happened in Shoelace Park which was sealed off to the public on Saturday 

‘There were like nine shots,’ the witness said. ‘It’s sad to lose a life.’  

Police have been looking for surveillance video that might have caught the shooting on camera.  

The two shooters fled in a silver BMW although police say the motive is unknown but may be gang related.  

No arrests have so far been made.

The remains of a night of partying were left behind as crime scene investigators were on scene

The remains of a night of partying were left behind as crime scene investigators were on scene



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