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B’klyn girl, 11, struck during gang shooting

Wed, June 05, 2013 8:42 AM | NYGIA (Administrator)

An 11-year-old girl was shot in the neck on a Brooklyn street last night by a thug firing at a gangbanger, police sources said.

Taylani Mazyck was hit by the stray bullet as she walked with her mom near her home on Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 8:45 p.m., the sources said.

“Her mother said that she might be paralyzed,” said grandmother Sarah Mazyck, 67, adding that doctors said the bullet is lodged in the girl’s vertebrae.

“I am just torn with grief right now. I want her to live, but I am begging God to let her walk again.”

The shooter fired at a Bloods gang member after the two men got into a beef, police sources said.

TAYLANI MAZYCK Shot in the neck.
TAYLANI MAZYCK Shot in the neck.

Investigators had a man in custody last night they believed was the shooter, sources said.

“I’m so scared to be outside now. I hope she’s OK. She’s such a good girl,” friend Tanaya Montes, 9, said through tears.

“She’s always getting good grades in math,” said classmate Tarane Montes, 11, who heard the shots.

The girl was rushed to Kings County Medical Center in critical condition.

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