Police: 17-year-old dies from shooting in New Rochelle, 16-year-old suspect in custody
Police say a 17-year-old is dead and a 16-year-old suspect is in custody after a shooting in New Rochelle Tuesday.
Police say they received a call about a shooting on the corner of 4th Street and Washington Avenue.
They say that upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery, but died from his injuries.
New Rochelle detectives were able to locate and arrest a 16-year-old male suspect near Glen Place and Beechwood Avenue who was found to be in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.
Both the victim and the suspect are New Rochelle residents, and their names are being withheld due to their ages.
Anyone with further information on this incident is asked to call the New Rochelle Police Department at 914-654-2300.
New Rochelle schools released the following statement Tuesday evening: "The City School District of New Rochelle learned Tuesday evening that a young person who previously attended New Rochelle High School was involved in an incident in the community that resulted in the student's death. Our hearts and deep condolences go out to the student’s family and friends, and we join in collectively mourning this tragic loss of such a young life. We understand that there may be a range of feelings and emotions as a result of this situation. To help support our high school community, our school district has mobilized a team of clinicians who will offer comfort and counseling in a supportive setting. We send our condolences to the young person's loved ones and thank our community for respecting the importance of privacy during this difficult time."