This young man had his whole life ahead of him 💔 rest in peace Young King
17-year-old high school basketball star, Brandon Hendricks, was fatally shot in the Bronx late Sunday amid a spike in shootings in NYC. Last week, 65 shootings were reported citywide — more than doubling the 26 reported during the same period last year, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a Monday morning NY1 interview.
Brandon who graduated from James Monroe High School last week, was gunned down just before midnight on Davidson Avenue near West 176th Street in Morris Heights. Officers discovered him with a gunshot wound to the neck, and EMS rushed him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
No arrests were immediately made, and it’s unclear what led to the shooting.
Hendricks’ basketball coach took to Instagram early Monday, calling him a “charismatic, humble young man.” He was a “remarkable basketball player” but also “inquisitive and intelligent in the classroom,” the coach wrote.
“I’m pretty certain that the bullets that took Brandon’s life were not meant for him,” the coach added. “He wasn’t that kind of a kid. But those bullets should not have been meant for anyone. We need to find a way to get our young brothers to value not just the lives of others, but to value their lives. Two lives were lost last night.”
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