NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has arrested a suspect in Sunday’s drive-by shooting in Brownsville.
The shooting occurred near the intersection of Rockaway and Riverdale avenues just after 7 p.m. while several children were playing in the street.
Lawand Tinsley, 19, was charged Friday afternoon with six counts of attempted murder, six counts of assault and six counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
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Among the victims was 2-year-old Aryanna Price, shot in the leg while walking with her brother. Kintrell Simpson, 13, was also shot twice in the hand while running away.
Beverly Wright, Simpson’s grandmother, said he has pins in his fingers following surgery and is scared to come back to the neighborhood to visit her.
“He tried to run, but he fell and by the time he fell, he already was shot. So he didn’t know he was shot,” Wright told 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon.
Wright said she is feeling somewhat relieved after the arrest, but still has questions.
“Do they have the right person? Who is the person? I want to see him because that could have been my grandson’s life,” she said.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tinsley implicated himself in the shooting and that more arrests may follow.
“All of those people who were shot in the drive-by shooting are out of the hospital,” Kelly said.
Investigators said the shooting was gang-related.
Local elected leaders and clergy are also asking anyone else with information on other suspects to come forward. Police also said they are talking to a person of interest who has not been charged.
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