Teen shot in head at NYC park recovering after surgical procedure, uncle says


The 16-year-old lady hit within the head by a stray bullet whereas she sat in a Brooklyn park confirmed encouraging indicators Saturday she’s “going to be OK,” in response to her uncle, who stated it’s heartbreaking that “kids can’t be kids anymore” in New York City.

Kyla Sobers, a junior on the Cobble Hill School of American Studies who needs to be a lawyer, was recovering at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Saturday after profitable surgical procedure to take away the bullet fragments that hit her Friday at round 3 p.m. in Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Park close to the Gowanus Houses in Boerum Hill.

Sobers said his niece is lucky to survive the shooting.
Sobers stated his niece is fortunate to outlive the capturing.
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“That’s the only bright side to come out of this. She is going to be OK,” uncle Dwayne Sobers, 33, informed The Post. “I feel relieved she is going to be OK. I wouldn’t wish this on anybody, especially not a child. God was protecting her.”

He continued: “At the end of the day, she is lucky. She is not recovering because she is strong or superwoman. No, she got lucky.”

He stated Kyla didn’t seem to have any problems and she or he was already shifting her fingers and legs.

Kyla preferred to hang around along with her associates on the park after faculty earlier than returning dwelling to Flatbush and was on a swing when the bullet struck, her uncle stated.

“It’s a park. It’s children playing. Even if you live that kind of life, have some morals. There are children playing,” the uncle  stated. 

Police have been investigating whether or not the capturing was gang associated and have been in search of video from the scene.

Tony Karon, 60, a journalist who has lived close to the scene of Friday’s capturing for 18 years, stated he heard the gunshots and later discovered his automotive was hit. 

The two again home windows of his Subaru SUV have been blown out and the again seat and the ground of the automobile have been coated in shards. 

NYPD at the scene of the shooting near the Gowanus Houses on October 1, 2021.
NYPD on the scene of the capturing close to the Gowanus Houses on Oct. 1, 2021.
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He stated he was extra involved in regards to the sufferer than his automotive, and known as the rise in violence “terrible.” 

“I think it’s a sign that the city is not working for the people, somehow,” Karon stated. “There is something wrong. This is not like a pathology of one kid here, one kid there. This is like a pattern so something is wrong.”

Sources stated the gunman and his friends fled on Citi Bikes.

Sobers is a junior at the Cobble Hill School of American Studies.
Sobers is a junior on the Cobble Hill School of American Studies.

“Can’t get much worse than a girl playing in a schoolyard in broad daylight getting shot,” one Brooklyn cop informed The Post.

At least 21  younger folks between the ages of 10 and 17 have been killed in road violence this 12 months.

Additional reporting by Joe Marino