Mother of teen shot outside NYC school says increase in crime in city feels ‘hopeless’

14 year old boy’s mother who was shot outside his Brooklyn high school decried the city’s growing gun violence, telling The Post on Tuesday that “it can happen to anyone.”

The 50-year-old mother, who did not want to be named, said she was about to jump the subway home from Boys and Girls High School around 2:45 p.m. Monday when a bullet lodged in her ankle. Fulton Street. and Utica Avenue.

“I’m speechless because there are so many guns on the streets and I don’t know what the solution is,” said the mother, as the city grapples with a nearly 15 percent increase in Sunday shootings year-on-year. last year, according to the latest NYPD data.

“Sometimes, the situation seems hopeless. I am a positive person and I do not like to see the situation as hopeless. It happened to my son. It can happen to anyone.”

Doctors removed the bullet from her son’s ankle and one of his bones was broken, she said. The basketball teenager was brought home in a cast and on crutches on Monday night.

About half a dozen shell casings were recovered by the NYPD Evidence Collection Team at the scene.
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bus stop glass broken
A glass pane of a B25 bus stop was shattered by bullets on Fulton Street.
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“But it could be worse,” continued the mother. “We’re holding on to the fact that he’s not dead. My son just started school. He simply went to the train station to go home. ”

Sources said the teenager was part of a group that got into a fight with another crowd when shots were fired.

No arrest warrants have been issued.

“I hope that they catch whoever did this and he gets taken to the street,” the mother said. “They are destroying real life. My son could have been killed. ”

Meanwhile, the NYPD released photos and video Tuesday showing two young gunmen wanted in connection with the shooting, police said.

Shooting suspect
The suspect jumped and shot the victim.
Orange fur coat
One of the suspects was wearing an orange jacket.

The photos show one of the suspects, wearing an orange jacket with a fur-lined hood and dark pants, firing his gun in broad daylight and the other in dark clothing pointing the gun. guns.

Police described the gunmen as two males between the ages of 16 and 18.

No one else was injured.

“Feeling hopeless because the same community that was supposed to help raise your son is becoming so overwhelming that you don’t feel safe on the street or near school,” the mother said.

Man holding a gun
No other injuries have been reported as a result of this incident.
Shooting in Brooklyn
The unidentified suspects are described as two dark-skinned males, aged between 16 and 18.

“There is a police car right on the street. I’m just saying that I feel hopeless when it comes to gun violence on the streets. “

The mother says her son is “a good student” – and that she has a crush on the shooter, at some point.

“I feel sorry for him because he didn’t have the right guidance,” she said. “But my son is the one who’s been in the hospital and his dad and I’m going through it with him.”

ONEAdditional reporting by Larry Celona Mother of teen shot outside NYC school says increase in crime in city feels ‘hopeless’


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