NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A teenager on a basketball court in Queens has been killed and police are now questioning a person of interest in the deadly shooting.
Authorities tell CBS2 officers were responding to call about someone being attacked near the Baisley Park Houses in Jamaica just after 8 p.m.READ MORE: New Yorkers Urged To Wrap Up Holiday Weekend Travel Before Sunday Evening Storm
First responders found a 14-year-old boy inside the housing complex’s basketball court with a gunshot wound to the neck.
The boy was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Bronx High-Rise Victims Remembered With Funeral Sunday, Officials Pledge To Keep Up Support For Survivors
“Young boy. High school student. Good student. From all indications this was a good kid. We don’t think this kid was a target, by no means. It just looks like another senseless shooting,” City Councilwoman Adrienne Adams said.
Police are still investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made. Sources tell CBS2 that person of interest in custody is also being investigated for other shootings in the area over the past few days.
Anyone who has information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Person On E-Bike Shoots At Speed Camera In Queens
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