A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot within the head whereas saying goodbye to his previous neighborhood, police stated.
Justin Streeter lately moved together with his household from East Harlem, New York Metropolis to New Jersey in an effort to ‘create a greater life and get out of the ghetto,’ a witness who knew the household instructed police.
The teenager was grabbing snacks with a pal at a neighborhood deli round 4.30pm Tuesday and as they left the shop a gunman on the road nook opened fireplace. Each boys had been struck — Justin within the head and his pal within the leg.
‘He was a baby simply going to the shop together with his greatest pal,’ the slain teen’s father, Damon Streeter, instructed CBS Information. ‘They took my son from me.’
Cellphone footage taken after the tragic capturing exhibits cops desperately tried to assist the younger boy as he lay on the bottom wounded.
‘I really feel I failed. I really feel I failed as a result of the identical factor I acquired him away from his what took his life,’ his grieving father added.
The current center college graduate was rushed to a neighborhood hospital, the place he was later pronounced lifeless.
A witness, who didn’t wish to be recognized, instructed police they knew Justin and his household and shared that they had lately moved from New York Metropolis to a suburb in New Jersey.
‘They supposedly had moved out to New Jersey to create a brand new life and get out of the ghetto, and so they got here to say goodbye to their family members and pals. And positive sufficient, it was the final goodbye,’ the witness stated.
Justin’s pal, a 15-year-old boy, was struck within the leg by a bullet as he was operating away. He’s anticipated to outlive, in addition to one other person who was harm whereas attempting to assist the teenager escape.
Officers discovered seven shell casings within the space of the capturing.
The suspect, who was reportedly sporting a grey sweatshirt and blue denims, fled west on 128th Road.
The capturing is believed to have been focused, although the motive is unclear. The victims had no gang affiliations, in keeping with police, who say they haven’t dominated out a case of mistaken identification.
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