Police shoot and injure a 15-year-old boy who opened fire on a monument to victims of gun violence

Police shot a 15-year-old boy several times after he allegedly opened fire at a memorial to victims of gun violence in Queens on Friday night. The gun above was found near the injured teenager

Police shot a 15-year-old boy several times after he allegedly opened fire at a memorial to victims of gun violence in Queens on Friday night. The gun above was found near the injured teenager

Police shot a 15-year-old boy several times after he allegedly opened fire at a memorial to victims of gun violence in Queens on Friday night. The gun above was found near the injured teenager

A 15-year-old boy was shot multiple times by police after he allegedly opened fire on a memorial to victims of gun violence in Queens.

The cops were dispersing a large messy group at a barbecue in Far Rockaway on Friday night when the teenager started firing off the rounds.

"The officers hired the man and gave him verbal orders to throw the gun," NYPD chief David Barrere told a news conference on Saturday.

& # 39; The officers then shot the male, hitting him several times & # 39;

The teenager, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, has been charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.

He was rushed to the hospital in stable condition.

The teenager, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm, NYPD chief David Barrere said at a press conference on Thursday. Saturday.

The teenager, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm, NYPD chief David Barrere said at a press conference on Thursday. Saturday.

The teenager, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm, NYPD chief David Barrere said at a press conference on Thursday. Saturday.

Hundreds of people had gathered at the second annual Falling Angels event honoring the deceased tenants of Redfern Houses, many of whom died as a result of gun violence.

About 100 photographs of lost loved ones were hung on a fence with white balloons, showed a video of the event.

"Everything was so beautiful and so peaceful," Shareen High told the NY Daily News. "For some reason or another, a fight started here, then a fight started there, then you started to hear gunshots."

Things turned violent around 9.30 p.m. when a group of teenagers from a neighboring housing project happened, the residents said.

A witness, identified only as David, told the Daily News that the spirits were spreading in the face of the shooting.

– It started like a fist fight and then the shots rang out. The children were teenagers, 16 or 17 years old, "he said.

"I saw a child on the floor with a shattered face, there was a child in his fists, he was lying on his side with his fists, he seemed immobile.

The crowd dispersed when they heard shots, according to resident Charlene Fowler.

"We had our elders sitting in a tent, and some of them had walkers," he said, adding that he wished the police had intervened earlier.

"Your picture would have been there next year," he said in reference to the injured teenager.

At the scene, a semiautomatic pistol Smith and Wesson was found near the 15-year-old, police said.

He and the two officers involved in the shooting were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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