A 14-year-old boy was shot dead Tuesday morning in Queens, New York. This may be related to a shooting on a nearby block the night before.
The boy's body was found lying outside his 67th Street driveway on the beach, as if he had hidden under a minivan from gunmen, according to police. A boy identified as Sean Fry of Paterson, New Jersey, was shot once in the back and pronounced dead at the scene. occurred during a surge in. From 2019 to last year, NYC shootings nearly doubled. The last time shootings in the city reached that level was in 2006, when Michael Bloomberg was mayor. is a problem.
Lavar Reynolds, the 14-year-old victim's uncle, told ABC station WABC that his family was devastated by Frye's death. I am trying to put together the fragments by searching for and inviting individuals to come forward.
"It's really hard to really understand this and what's really going on, and try to figure out who's responsible for all this," Reynolds said. This is a crazy situation.”
Frye was living with his father in Paterson, but according to Reynolds, was visiting his brother in Rockaway when he was shot and killed.
Gunshots rang out about a block away the night before Frye's body was found, police said. An 18-year-old victim was also shot in the face and hands. Teens are expected to survive.
Fry's uncle said his nephew went to the store for his brother. As he walked away, the gunman pulled up and shot his 18-year-old boy, at which point Frye ran away, Reynolds said.
The 18-year-old victim is cooperating with the police. Officials said he told investigators he was on his own when the incident happened, but he didn't know why he was shot.
The NYPD said in a statement to his ABC News that no arrests had been made and an investigation was ongoing.
Before his death, Frye was eager to enter high school this fall, Reynolds said, describing Frye as a "playful" and "balanced man" who loved his family. A spoiled child,” he said. After the death of Fry's mother, his uncle said Fry often relied on his family.
"He loved his sisters. He loved his brothers," said Reynolds. you need sean he will do anything for you Sean will be right there for you. ''