BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say guests at two parties for teenagers have been killed in unrelated shootings on Long Island this weekend.
Suffolk County police say 27-year-old Douglas Martinez was shot multiple times outside a house party in Brentwood around 10 p.m. Saturday. Then, around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, 18-year-old Rashad Capers was gunned down on a street near a gathering he’d attended in West Babylon.
Police say guests of honor at both parties were 13-year-olds. It’s not clear whether the celebrations were for birthdays or other reasons.
No arrests have been made.
Martinez was found in the front yard of a house on Brentwood’s Yarnell Street. He lived in Bay Shore.
A source told 1010 WINS reporter Carol D’Auria that Martinez’ shooting may have been gang related.
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Capers was found lying in Centerwood Street, where he lived. He was shot on nearby St. Johns Place.
Capers’ Neighbors expressed shock at the young man’s death.
“He’s a nice person, we played basketball together. I just felt like it wasn’t his time, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Kanitha Harden.
Capers would have been a senior at North Babylon High School in September.
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