UPPER WEST SIDE — A teenager was hit by a stray bullet during a gang-related fight at the Frederick Douglass Houses, police said.
The 19-year-old Harlem resident was standing outside 845 Columbus Ave. when he was shot once in the left shoulder on Sept. 4 at 12:50 a.m., the NYPD said.
He was transported to St. Luke's and was expected to survive, police said.
Authorities believe the gunshot was related to a fight between a Douglass Houses crew and another from northern or Central Harlem, 24th Precinct Deputy Inspector Marlon Larin said.
"We do believe he was an innocent bystander," Larin said, adding that the teen is not believed to be connected to either gang.
There is currently no evidence that more than one shot was fired during the fight, he added.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).