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Teen Injured in Brownsville Shooting, Police Search For Assailants

Police said three people fled the scene of the shooting.

A 19-year-old was shot in the back on a street in Brownsville early Tuesday morning, police officials said. The shooting unfolded about 1 a.m. when the victim was shot once in the lower back near Thatford and Riverdale Avenues, officials said. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover, an NYPD spokesperson told Patch Tuesday morning. Investigators said that three people ran off. Click here to read more on