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1 Teen Shot, Another Killed Outside School In Brooklyn

BROOKLYN (CBSNewYork) — Police in Brooklyn are searching for a suspected gunman who shot two teenagers Saturday night, killing one of them.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports

Gunfire suddenly broke out around 7pm Saturday as a group of boys were playing basketball outside of P.S. 119 on Avenue K in Flatlands.

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks but the suspect kept firing, shooting 15-year-old Dequan Mercurius in the chest. Both boys were taken to Kings County Hospital where Dequan died.

Dequan’s grandmother Cecily Mercurius said there is no way her grandson could have been the target of the shooting.

“He’s beautiful and this is not because I’m his grandmother,” she said. “He’s a comedian. He always makes you laugh.”

Cecily says Dequan had been attending summer school and was studying on Saturday for a test he had on Monday.

No word on the 13-year-old’s his condition. The investigation is still ongoing.

  • Jonathan Albert Hartley

    Wow. New York City sure does seem to be a rednecky hillbilly king of place.

    No wonder we have so many transplants moving down here to live.

  • lydia

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    they suck
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  • Very conservative

    I wonder if MLK were still alive today, violence like this caused by blax would happen?

    • bk4reak

      you sound stupid .

  • Black Astronauts

    Post pictures of Charles F. Bolden, Jr. everywhere. He was appointed by Obama himself to be the new NASA Administrator. These kids should be looking up to Mr. Bolden, as a shining exemplar.

    • Construction Astronauts Rehab

      Ship the killers off to SPACE CAMP in the summer, in fact, EVERY SUMMER! Ship the criminals off to the gulags at the Baikonour Cosmodrome and rehabilitate them into Construction Astronauts. Then boot them off to the Moon.

  • jay

    this world is crazy we got white people emulating hanibal lecter we got black people emulating the thug life.. we got jewish people molesting little boys we got priests raping boys in church what a sick world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DanTe

    What we need is to pass out free guns to them folks, with more powerful rounds. This should solve the problem withing a year or two.

    • jbrutal

      isn’t this cute… a little KK K circle jerk. you boys all write pretty good – looks like you passed at least 5th grade.

      here’s a white man telling you that you all can spit and spew all you want. you’re going to die small men.

      go ahead. spit and spew a little more.

      • jbrutal

        you’re not “conservative.” you’re just an impotent little guy wrapped up in his angry little world. and with each post you throw up here, you reveal it more.

      • Very conservative

        Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    • Very conservative

      Uh, don’t they pretty much get that already along with welfare, food stamps, political protection, etc, etc?

  • Dr. John

    bur do we have an effective DA in the city ? recent track record of high-profile cases indicates maybe not

    • Slim Pickens

      He seems to let certain accused rapist walk.

  • HooDatIS?

    these losers need to face the wrath of an angry DA
    they suck

    • Jonathan Albert Hartley

      Oh yeah, that would solve the problem. Sho’ nuff.

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