Police: 18-year-old female fatally shot in head in Yonkers

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Police say an 18-year-old female was fatally shot in the head in Yonkers.

The shooting occurred at Morningside and Lake avenues just after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Police say two different groups of individuals got into an altercation, and as the altercation escalated, someone allegedly displayed a firearm. They say one shot was fired.

The victim was struck in the head and later died at a hospital.

No arrests have been made, nor has a weapon been recovered.

News 12 is told that the victim lived in the area and was often seen going to work.

Authorities say residents can expect to see an increased police presence on Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 914-377-7724.

The shooting marks the second homicide in Yonkers in two days.

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