Teen shot and killed in Brooklyn during confrontation

A horrifying incident unfolded in Brooklyn on Monday when a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed. The victim, Foridun Mavlonov, was reportedly with a group of young people at the time of the shooting. According to police, one of the people in her group intended to fight the shooter. The altercation took place on 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst, involving two groups of students who were familiar with each other from Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School.

According to detectives, the gunman had a dispute with a specific member of Mavlonov’s group. They agreed to meet later to resolve their issues physically. When both groups converged at the location, the 17-year-old assailant pulled out a weapon and fired seven shots from across the street. Tragically, Mavlonov, who was not the intended target, was struck by the gunfire.

Mavlonov collapsed on the street, a short distance from where he was shot. He was immediately rushed to Maimonides Medical Center but succumbed to his injuries the following day. The devastating loss has left his father, Firdavs Mavlonov, shattered. Friends and relatives gathered to offer their condolences to the family, expressing disbelief and highlighting the senselessness of the violence.

The members of the Mavlonov family are immigrants from Uzbekistan who came to the United States in search of a better life. However, they now find themselves disillusioned by the tragic reality of senseless violence. Toliv Mansurov, a spokesperson for the victim’s family, emphasized the need for safety in their community.

While overall shootings in New York City have decreased by 26% this year, the fact that an average of two children are shot every week remains deeply disturbing. The authorities have recovered video footage of the suspect, showing him walking down the street with a group of approximately six other young men. The suspect has been described as a male wearing a gray sweater, black or red sweatpants, and gray sneakers.