Family Left Stunned Over Murder of Teen Who Police Say May Have Been Shot by Mistake

The young boy’s mother (left) was inconsolable on Saturday as relatives gathered outside the apartment where the shooting took place

A 15-year-old boy was fatally gunned down on Friday in Brooklyn while going out to get something to eat in what police suspect is a case of mistaken identity.

Samuel Joseph was shot in the face, neck and chest just a few feet from his home near the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and East 26th Street in Flatbush-Ditmas Park just before 6pm on Friday evening, WPIX-TV reported.

Joseph’s sister was standing just a few feet away from him when he was shot, police sources told the New York Daily News.

First responders arrived on the scene and rushed Joseph to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A 15-year-old boy was fatally gunned down on Friday in Brooklyn while going out to get something to eat in what police suspect is a case of mistaken identity.

Samuel Joseph was shot in the face, neck and chest just a few feet from his home near the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and East 26th Street in Flatbush-Ditmas Park just before 6pm on Friday evening, WPIX-TV reported.

Joseph’s sister was standing just a few feet away from him when he was shot, police sources told the New York Daily News.

First responders arrived on the scene and rushed Joseph to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

‘He was just going to get some food,’ Don Joseph, Samuel’s brother, said on Saturday.

Several reporters gathered outside the family’s apartment in Brooklyn, where Joseph’s mother was grieving inconsolably as relatives offered their support.

‘He was a good kid,’ Don Joseph said.

‘He would go out and get groceries. He was that kind of kid.’

Sources close to the investigation told the Daily News that police are searching for two suspects believed to be in their late teens.

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Source: Daily Mail

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