13-year-old boy dies days after Staten Island shooting
A 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head on Staten Island on Friday has died.
Jamoure Harrell succumbed to his injuries on Monday, officials announced Tuesday.
The 17-year-old being sought in the playground shooting was picked up by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Police say Harrell was part of a group of young people who were hanging out by the basketball courts at Reverend Dr. Maggie Howard Playground when shots rang out, striking him in the head.
He was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center where he later died.
“A shooting at this time of the day clearly illustrates the magnitude of the situation,” said Malcolm Penn, a man from a violence prevention program who knew the victim.
He said the teen is an 8th grader who attended the Eagle Academy charter school, right next to where the shooting took place.
Penn said the victim was one of the students in the violence prevention program.
“Just a bright energetic kid from the community,” he said. “Just full of life. It’s just sad man. It’s a sad situation.”