14-year-old shot dead on Queens basketball court: police

Posted at 9:47 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 15:06:36-04

JAMAICA, Queens — A 14-year-old boy was killed in a shooting on a Jamaica basketball court Saturday, according to police.

Officials said they responded to the call at the Baisley Park Houses just after 8 p.m. Saturday and discovered the boy with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was taken to a local hospital by EMS and was pronounced dead.

A person of interest was taken into police custody but no arrests have been made, police said early Sunday.

Law enforcement sources told PIX11 that police are investigating if this person of interest was perhaps involved in other shootings in the area in recent days.

According to police sources, the victim was shot from approximately 100 yards away and it is believed he was not the intended target.

The victim’s identity has not been released by officials.