Friends in East Flatbush on Friday remembered the 12-year-old boy who was shot dead in Brooklyn Thursday night as a suave and quiet boy who enjoyed playing video games.
The boy’s hairstylist and a colleague of his mother’s at Faith Beauty Salon in the neighborhood told the Post they were heartbroken by the news of his murder.
“I’ve been cutting his hair for three years. He was here three weeks ago,” said the barber, a 52-year-old man who did not give his name.
“He’s a nice little boy – intelligent, always groomed,” said the barber, adding that the boy used to wear his hair in a mohican.
“If I saw him on the street, he would call me – ‘What’s up, barber?’ He always called before he came in. He sat and waited patiently. He was very disciplined. When he leaves, he says ‘thank you’.”
The boy who was killed, who was not identified by police, was shot in the head just after 7:45 p.m. while he was in a car at East 56th Street and Linden Boulevard in East Flatbush, police said.
He was taken to Kings County Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.
Investigators believe the boy was having dinner in the car with a 20-year-old family friend and an 8-year-old girl when the shots rang out.
The 20-year-old woman was shot multiple times but is expected to survive, authorities said. The girl was not hit by the shots.
The boy’s mother’s co-worker remembered him as a polite and kind child.
“He’s always with her – good son, good boy,” said the salon worker, who did not give her name.
“It still bothers me. it’s a child I have a 10-year-old boy… They played Fortnite together online,” she added.
Both the boy’s colleague and the boy’s hairstylist said they were fed up with the gun violence that had gripped the city in recent months.
“The gun violence is too much. It’s sad, you know, it’s sad. It’s unreal. Only God can stop it. Who else?” said the salon attendant.
“That has to stop. Nobody benefits from this except Mr. Smith & Wesson – the ones who make the guns,” the barber added. “I saw a lot of police last night. I said it’s better to see a million cops than a gunman.”
No arrests have been made and police have not released suspect names or a motive for the shooting.
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