Teen killed in shooting while returning home from basketball game

BROOKLYN, NY – Authorities confirmed the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Late on Thursday night, residents reported a barrage of gunfire to 911, leading to an immediate police response. The police quickly located a critically wounded Troy Gill, bearing gunshot wounds on his arm and chest, near the intersection of Brooklyn and Saint Marks Avenues.

Witnesses located near the scene informed investigators that Gill had been on his way home from a Brooklyn Nets game when he was shot at the junction of Bergen Street and New York Avenue. He was able to run for another block before succumbing to his injuries less than half a mile from his home.

Detectives worked into the early hours of Friday, processing multiple crime scenes on Brooklyn Avenue, and recovered six shell casings. Neighborhood residents expressed their concern and distress over the tragic incident.

Erin Speer, a local resident and teacher, empathized with the devastating loss. “We’ve had students die before and just watching a mother go through that is awful”, she said.

Over the past week, the Crown Heights neighborhood has seen an alarming surge in violence. On Monday, a worker in a local bodega fell to gunshot wounds. Wednesday saw a 33-year-old man being shot and killed, resulting in concern and anxiety among the residents.

While no arrests have been made so far, police are working diligently to establish a motive and identify whether Gill was the intended target of this shooting. They are also investigating why other children who were supposed to be with Gill were not present at the time of the incident.