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Authorities are looking for suspects after a 12-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old lady was injured in a drive-by capturing as they walked in a residential Lengthy Seaside neighborhood late Tuesday.

No less than two gunmen opened fireplace from an unknown automobile on the youngsters, who had been with a 13-year-old lady who was unhurt, in response to the Lengthy Seaside Police Division. Investigators aren’t certain what number of whole shooters had been concerned or what number of rounds had been fired.

“The capturing that came about [Tuesday night] is devastating,” Lengthy Seaside Police Chief Wally Hebeish mentioned in a press release Wednesday. “A younger boy’s life has been minimize brief as a result of an insupportable act of gun violence.”

The boy who was killed was recognized Wednesday as Lengthy Seaside resident Eric Gregory Brown III. He was shot within the higher physique, police mentioned.

The precise circumstances that led to the capturing had been unknown and nonetheless underneath investigation, mentioned Officer Richard Mejia, spokesperson for the Lengthy Seaside Police Division, however after an unidentified automobile pulled as much as the three youngsters Tuesday evening, “a verbal interplay” occurred, adopted by the capturing.

There have been strike marks on at the very least one close by automobile, Mejia mentioned, and “bullet casings had been discovered all through the [crime] scene.”

Officers arrived on the scene shortly after 11:30 p.m. and administered life-saving measures earlier than firefighters helped, Mejia mentioned.

Eric and the unidentified lady who was shot had been rushed to a close-by hospital, the place Eric died of his accidents. The lady, who was shot within the leg, was handled for non-life-threatening accidents.

A couple of members of the Lengthy Seaside Metropolis Council and the mayor’s workplace attended a memorial Wednesday night together with Eric’s mom, Angela Washington.

“We’d like our youngsters to really feel protected in our metropolis,” Lengthy Seaside Mayor Rex Richardson tweeted. “We mustn’t ever settle for this as regular. We should shield and prioritize our youth.”

Councilmember Suely Saro, who was at Wednesday’s memorial, referred to as the killing the “newest act of mindless gun violence.”

On a GoFundMe web page established for Eric’s funeral, the Jackson Center Faculty scholar was listed because the second of 5 youngsters.



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