New York—A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed as he sat in a parked car Thursday night in New York City, police said, shining a light on surging gun violence in the US megacity.
A young woman in the driver’s seat was also shot multiple times, while an eight-year-old girl in the back of the vehicle was uninjured, police added.
The three had been waiting for food in the city’s Brooklyn neighborhood when gunfire was reported at about 8pm, police inspector Michael Kemper told a late-night press briefing.
“In the passenger seat, there was a 12-year-old boy who had been shot multiple times. He died on the spot,” Kemper said.
The driver, 20, was “expected to survive” after being taken to hospital for surgery, he added.
Police did not say whether the victims had been targeted or hit by stray bullets.