A 15-year-old boy was killed and another teen was wounded in a Thursday night shooting outside a Police Athletic League facility in The Bronx.
According to police, the teens were leaving a community basketball game organized by police around 9 p.m. on Thursday when an argument broke out between two groups of people.
Police said it appears that a person fired the shot.
According to authorities, a 15-year-old boy named Josu López-Ortega was shot in the head. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition, but officials said Friday that he had died.
The second teen, 16, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover.
Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson released a statement about the shooting: “A teen was injured, and another seriously injured, as well as a security officer, in yesterday’s shooting outside the Police Athletic League in Longwood.” The discovery of guns in the backpack of a 13-year-old boy in Fordham Heights makes it abundantly clear that the gun epidemic in New York City is far from over.
“Our children deserve to learn and play in a safe environment. We are grateful to the brave student who raised a concern and helped school security recover the guns, but our children should not be afraid to be superheroes or get shot at school Should be.” Road,” the statement continues.
“Guns have no place on our streets, and certainly no place for them in our schools and entertainment venues. These incidents and many others highlight the urgent need to end the proliferation of guns in our neighborhoods. I also want to say an incredible thank you.” team in the Police Athletic League for their commitment and dedication to our youth. Community centers are safe places, and we will not accept any attempt to jeopardize or undermine their work,” Gibson said.