16-year-old New Yorker charged with murder of 15-year-old

Mclaughlin Park, Brooklyn, NYC

NEW YORK – A 16-year-old male suspect has been charged with murder for the shooting of 15-year-old Unique Smith on September 7. Smith was shot in the chest once and killed inside a park in Brooklyn.

On Wednesday, September 7 at around 1:45 pm, New York City police officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired inside of McLaughlin Park located at Tillary Street and Jay Street.

“Upon arrival, officers observed a 15-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. EMS responded and transported the aided male to New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced deceased,” the NYPD said at the tie.

Smith was approached by a group of individuals inside McLaughlin Park and a verbal dispute ensued. The unidentified 16-year-old gunman then shot Smith once, killing him.

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