A 17-year-old boy was arrested in New York on Saturday and charged with murder the day after shootings that killed a 16-year-old girl and injured two teenage boys, a new gun drama in the United States that leaves the minus “
two families destroyed
,” police said.
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This morning, Jeremiah Ryan was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and unlawful possession of a weapon
," NYPD Chief Keechant Sewell said during a press briefing outside a police station. of the borough of the Bronx, where the tragedy took place.
The police gave few details on Saturday about the circumstances of the shooting, attributed the day before by the police chief to "
" while the victims were returning from high school.
Two victims, including the fatally shot youngster, “
were about half a block from the shooter.
The third teenager hit was within a block of the shooter
,” Bronx police official Timothy McCormack said.
We have two families who are completely destroyed.
That of the victim and that of the shooter, a hard-working woman raising a child who had never had any dealings with the police, and who goes from smoking marijuana to killing someone
,” the commander lamented.
", the high school student killed, "
was promised a bright future
", said the head of the NYPD.
Elected on promises of security in a city of nearly 9 million people where crime has increased during the pandemic, the new Democratic mayor of New York, Eric Adams, launched a plan at the end of January to fight against the proliferation of weapons. fire, after the death of two police officers shot dead during an intervention.
But other dramas have made headlines since, such as the death of a 12-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet while he was in a stationary car on March 31 in Brooklyn.
For the first quarter of 2022 - from January 1 to early April - the number of shootings and shootings in New York increased by 260 to 296 compared to the same period of 2021, according to NYPD figures released on Wednesday.