Two teenage boys were shot in the Bronx on Thursday night, one fatally, the police said.
The boys, 15 and 16, were leaving a Police Activity League center, which offers youth development activities, in Longwood at around 9 p.m. when shots started to ring out, according to the police.
The older boy, who was shot in the leg, was listed in stable condition; the 15-year-old was shot in the head and succumbed to his injuries on Friday afternoon, the police said. His name was not immediately released, pending family notification.
The police said that a single shooter was seen fleeing the scene on foot, and two shell casings were recovered.
At around the same time Thursday evening, another 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm near the Eagle Academy for Young Men at Ocean Hill in Brooklyn. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition, the authorities said. A 17-year-old boy was apprehended and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, but it was not immediately clear if he was the shooter.
In 2022, there were at least 149 shooting victims under 18, according to Police Department data, up from 138 in 2021 and 75 in 2017.