Authorities said 16-year-old Kyla-Simone Sobers-Batties, was shot in the head in Brooklyn on Friday.
The victim, Sobers-Batties, was transported to New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital for surgery to remove bullet fragments from her head, according to reports.
Police said the victim is a student of Cobble Hill High School of American Studies.
The shooting occurred just after 3 p.m. Friday at the crowded park near Nevins Street and Wycoff Street, close to the Gowanus Houses.
Detectives say the motive for the violence is unknown.