12-Year-Old Boy Killed Eating in Parked Car in NYC

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
April 1, 2022USshare
12-Year-Old Boy Killed Eating in Parked Car in NYC
Police officers in New York, on Oct. 29, 2012. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

A 12-year-old boy was killed by gunfire as he was eating in a parked car in Brooklyn with two family members, one of whom was shot and wounded, NYPD officials said Thursday.

Assistant Chief Michael Kemper said the boy was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.

“The three pulled over in the car to eat some food when shots were fired that penetrated their vehicle,” Kemper said.

He said investigators didn’t yet have a motive for the shooting and didn’t know if the vehicle was targeted.

A 20-year-old woman in the driver’s seat was taken to the hospital and was expected to recover following surgery, while an 8-year-old girl in the back seat was unhurt.

Kemper, flanked by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, spoke to reporters amid intermittent rain late Thursday at the scene of the shooting in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush neighborhood.

Adams, a former New York City police captain, stressed the importance of getting guns off the streets.

“We’re going to catch this shooter—but as long as we have guns and a revolving door system, we’re going to continue to come to crime scenes like this. It’s time for it to stop.”

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