Cops: N.J. girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet

Genesis Rincon, 12, was hit by a stray bullet while riding her scooter CBS New York

PATERSON, N.J. - Authorities say a 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood on Saturday was shot and killed by a stray bullet. Police believe the shooter was aiming at someone else when Genesis Rincon was struck at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday in Paterson. Two other children who were with her weren't injured.

Authorities say Rincon had left a family gathering to go to a nearby store with another girl and a boy, but the store was closed so they headed back to the event.

They were taking turns riding the scooter and were about a block away from the gathering when multiple shots rang out.

Authorities say the shooting may be connected to one that happened in the same area early Saturday. In that shooting, a 26-year-old man was wounded in the leg.

  • Crimesider Staff

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