17-year-old girl shot 14-year-old boy to death: indictment in New York

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in the Bronx (NYC).

The suspect, whose name was withheld due to being a minor, was charged Wednesday with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Prince Shabazz The 30th of November.

That day the young He was walking with his 15-year-old brother. past 9:15 p.m. when a couple of masked gunmen ambushed them on Morris Avenue, near East 182nd Street in the vecindario Fordham Heights, according to the NYPD.

The gunmen were allegedly targeting the older brother, who is an aspiring rapper. The images analyzed by New York Post They caught one of the attackers: he first hid behind a parked car and then jumped out and opened fire on the brothers.

The teens turned and tried to flee down the street, but the gunman gave chase and continued to shoot wildly. Shabazz suddenly fell and his unidentified brother continued on.

The wounded man was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His brother was not injured. “My son was smart, charismatic, loved and all he cared about was looking good.” said the heartbroken unidentified mother.

It is not clear if NYPD has identified the other gunman. All charges are mere accusations and those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Following the rise in shootings in 2020 and 2021, particularly among young gang members and/or victims, 2022 has maintained the same trend. In many cases, the gunmen use “ghost” weapons, so called because they lack a serial number to be traced and are usually homemade.

Young people are increasingly protagonists in gun violence in New York like victims and perpetrators, particularly shootings and attacks with white weapons. A recent NYPD report found that recidivism among teens has increased dramatically over the past five years.

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