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Woman, 26, shot in the back in Harlem park

Posted at 9:25 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 23:40:16-04

HARLEM, Manhattan — Police responded to a report of a person shot inside Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem at around 7:40 p.m. Monday.

A 26-year-old woman was shot in a Harlem park on Sept. 16, 2019, police said. No arrests have been made.

Responding officers discovered a 26-year-old woman inside the park with a gunshot wound to her back, officials said. She was taken to an area hospital, and is expected to survive.

The woman heard the shot, but doesn't know where it came from, police said.

Neighbors in the area did not hear any gunshots.

It's unclear who shot the woman, and whether detectives are looking for one or more suspects.

Police have not yet released additional identifying information for the victim.

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