NYPD: Girl, 13, Shot Dead; Wounded Mom Says Shooter Is Her Son

Source: Katherine Creag / NBC News / MSNBC

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.

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.

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