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16-Year-Old Shot in Head at NYC Playground Put in Medical Coma: Family

Friday's shooting marks the eighth teen shooting in New York City in the past four days, three of whom have been killed

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Detectives shared new images related to Friday afternoon's shooting of a teenager at a Brooklyn playground hoping to get information that would lead to finding the suspects seen fleeing.

Kyla Sobers, 16, was shot in the head at a Boerum Hill playground around 3p.m. after three young people rolled up to the area on bikes. Twenty-four hours later, her family confirmed the teen was still in the hospital with a piece of the bullet lodged in her head.

The teen's mom told NBC New York Sobers has been placed into a medically-induced coma.

Police want to find a number of individuals in photos tweeted out late Saturday who they say are connected to the shooting. They are not described as suspects or people of interest.

"If you have any information regarding a shooting that occurred on Wyckoff St which critically injured a 16 year old girl," the tweet said, "please call #CrimeStoppers at 800-577-TIPS(8477)."

Surveillance video secured by investigators shortly after the shooting Friday appeared to show the three suspects fleeing on foot and bikes.

The victim, who police sources describe as an unintended target, was caught in the crossfire and struck by gunfire in the head. She had been hanging out at the playground with friends after being let out of her high school not far away.

Additional suspect details were not immediately available.

Friday's shooting marked the eighth teen shooting in New York City in the past four days -- three of the victims, all 16, have been killed.

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