NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in a shooting that left one teen dead, and another wounded, in downtown Brooklyn earlier this week.
Malik Peters, 17, of Brooklyn, was charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder, and criminal possession of a weapon in the Monday evening shooting, police said.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Parents Say Fiancé Brian Laundrie's 'Silence Is Reprehensible'; Police In Utah Confirm Responding To Incident Involving Couple
The shooting happened at DeKalb Avenue and the Flatbush Avenue Extension around 6 p.m. this past Monday, officials told CBS2. Crime scene tape was set up, and blood was seen on the sidewalk, near the Applebee’s at 395 Flatbush Avenue Extension — across DeKalb Avenue from Long Island University.
The scene is also adjacent to the DeKalb Avenue subway station, serving the B, Q and R trains.
One boy was shot in the head and left behind the pool of blood in front of the busy restaurant. That boy – Armani Hankins, 17, of Queens – was pronounced dead at The Brooklyn Hospital Center a short time afterward, police said.
The other boy, 17, was wounded in his left ankle and was taken to New York Methodist Hospital, police said.READ MORE: Sources: Man Shot During Armed Robbery Outside Upper East Side Restaurant
Witnesses said a fight between a large group of teens sparked the shooting, and it was possibly gang related. The fight started at one end of the block and then moved to the other – before ending with the shooting in front of the subway station.
Shell casings were seen scattered along the sidewalk. One of the bullets even went through a parked Enterprise car rental van.
Store employees along the block said teens from nearby schools are always disturbing the peace in the area, and police need to do more to keep the area safe.
“This is out of control. It’s a bunch of animals,” the second witness said. “This is going to keep on happening if you don’t have any patrol out here.”MORE NEWS: NYCHA Residents Accounted For Disproportionate Number Of COVID Deaths From March 2020 To June 2021
Police recovered the gun a few blocks away.