'This should have been a joyous occasion': Police seek suspects who opened fire at graduation party, killing teen

The NYPD has released video of the moments gunfire erupted on a high school graduation party in the Bronx, killing a 19-year-old girl.

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2020, 3:31 PM

Updated 1,436 days ago

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The NYPD has released video of the moments gunfire erupted on a high school graduation party in the Bronx, killing a 19-year-old girl.
As News 12 has reported, the shooting happened around 11 p.m. Friday at Shoelace Park. When police arrived, they found the 19-year-old victim with multiple gunshot wounds all over her body.
A 15-year-old boy was also shot in the buttocks, a 16-year-old boy was hit in the ankle and a 24-year-old man was shot in the groin.
In a series of tweets Saturday evening, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said that two unknown males exited a silver BMW and opened fire on the graduation party.
 
"This should have been a joyous occasion, but instead it turned into a nightmare," Harrison tweeted.
"The perpetrators struck four people, killing an innocent 19-year-old female who we believe was caught in the gunfire and not the intended target. She was struck five times, including one time in the head. The NYPD needs the public’s help in solving this senseless murder," said Harrison.
On Sunday, police identified the slain teen as 19-year-old Tyanna Johnson, of Seymour, Connecticut.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to DM @nypdtips.
 
 
 


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