14 Year Old Boy Killed in ‘Targeted Shooting’ in Bronx

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(Screenshot via NYPD Crime Stoppers)

December 7, 2022

A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Bronx, in what authorities are calling a targeted attack. New images have been distributed of two suspects wanted for questioning, according to NBC New York.

Authorities also released the identity of the victim, Prince Shabazz, whom police reportedly say was shot and killed in a targeted shooting, possibly motivated by music.

Security camera footage posted by NYC Crime Stoppers, shows two African American males entering a Fordham Heights bodega on Morris Avenue near 182nd Street. Both were dressed in black hoodies and donned in masks, one with a blue crossover bag around his chest and black sneakers, and the other with white sneakers.

The next view shows them exiting the bodega and crossing the street, running behind parked cars before 9:30 p.m. The two males can be seen charging their pistols and confronting two other males, identified as the victim and his brother walking in opposite direction, and flanking them on two sides and firing several shots.

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Law enforcement believes the two suspects were lying in wait before opening fire. Sources said nearly 10 shots were fired.

Police officers attempted to save the 14-year-old boy’s life, but he was pronounced dead after being shot multiple times in the chest, hip and foot. The other brother was not shot.

Detectives closed the area as a crime scene until about 3:30 a.m on Thursday, December 1, locating at least eight shell casings from a 9-mm weapon.

Police do not believe this was a random attack, instead suggesting that the killing was over a feud about “drill rap” (“drill,” referring to guns and shootings).

The gunmen are still on the loose.

Any information regarding the shooting, contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.


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