THE BRONX - Police are investigating after they say a 15-year-old girl was shot near her home Monday.

The incident happened near Walton Avenue and 177 th Street. The victim was shot in the stomach outside an apartment building, police said. She was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and is in stable condition.

Residents of the Mount Hope neighborhood say they frequently see gun violence in their area.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.