15-Year Old Shot and Killed in Williamsburg is Fourth Brooklyn Teen Murdered in Seven Days

Outside the Bushwick Houses in Williamsburg, where yesterday’s fatal shooting took place (Screenshot via Google Maps)

WILLIAMSBURG – Yesterday, a 15-year old boy was shot and killed at the Bushwick Houses in Williamsburg, police confirmed.

Officers in the 90th Precinct received a 911 call around 2:45 pm on Tuesday, July 17 of two males shot 370 Bushwick Avenue, police said. Arriving at the scene, officers found a 15-year old with a gunshot wound to his torso and a 42-year old man who had been grazed in the cheek by a bullet.

Both victims were transported to Woodhull Hospital by EMS. The 15-year old was pronounced deceased at the hospital, while the 42-year old was treated in stable condition, said police.

A man has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting, but no charges have been announced so far. The identity of the victim has been withheld pending family notification.

This shooting marks the fourth teenager killed in Brooklyn in the last seven days. Over the weekend, 15-year old Parlay Oller was stabbed to death in Brownsville and 16-year old Justin Richey was shot to death in East New York.

The week before, 16-year old Latrell Brown was shot to death while walking with his girlfriend in Bed-Stuy.

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Paul Stremple

Paul was a staff reporter at Bklyner, responsible for covering Northern and Eastern parts of Brooklyn between August 2017 and January 2019.


  1. My family used to own the apartment building on Bushwick Ave. The area used to be nice and it was convenient to all. Then the city decided to put projects in right across the street. Right away the crime and graffiti started showing up all over the place. I blame the city. As soon as anyone was involved in a crime and lived in public housing they should have been tossed out. Instead, they let the criminals stay where they now seem to be the majority living there. They are involved in crimes, drug dealing, prostitution, etc., that children are exposed to on a regular basis. Just terrible. The city has to start cracking down on he crimes committed by people living in public housing. They should be tossed out especially since there are so many good, hard working people in desperate need of affordable housing.

  2. Anna, a child lost his life and the most you could do is blame the city for “putting projects right across the street”. I don’t know if your comment was supposed to sound sympathetic or like there is a simple solution but you failed miserably at both. The problem is multi-faceted but at the root of it is POVERTY. Without the levels of poverty then there would be less crime and I’m sure you’d be happy with the reduced amount of graffiti!! Law and order alone is not the answer bc the legal system is also corrupt as fuck. Your solution sucks and I’m sorry you sound like your skin might be a certain pigment that grants you special privileges to see the world through such a narrow view. Please educate yourself and stop reducing crime to the city adding projects to a neighborhood!!

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