NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A 12-year-old boy was killed by an electronic gate in Brownsville on Sunday.

Witnesses told 1010 WINS reporter Sonia Rincon that a group of children was playing with a sensor that controlled the gate. They said that Yakim McDaniels grabbed onto the gate as it was moving up, and that his clothing became stuck.

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1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon spoke with residents…

“It happened so fast, I had just seen him when he left out the house. Then somebody came upstairs and told me my son was dead, I couldn’t even hold him or do nothing,” said Doris Chase, the boy’s mother.

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All that could be seen when the fire department arrived, were the boy’s legs. The fire department had to cut out a part of the gate to remove Yakim.

The Gate was part of a parking lot that belongs to part of a housing complex on Lott Avenue.

McDaniel was transported to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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