Authorities said on Tuesday that they had identified the 11-year-old girl who was slain when two persons on a motorbike opened fire on a group of guys on a Bronx street corner in broad daylight.
On Monday night, while visiting Longwood with relatives, Kyhara Tay was shot in the stomach while walking down Westchester Avenue. She passed away in Lincoln Hospital.
An emotional vigil was held for Kyhara, or Kyky as her family calls her, on Tuesday night. Their visit to the street memorial built in her honour left her parents inconsolable.
Balloons were released into the sky at a vigil as people bid their final goodbyes.
The Girl Was Second Young Child to be Shot in Bronx
It was at least the second shooting of a small kid in the Bronx in 2022, and it involved the daughter.
There was a shooting in the Bronx in January that left an 11-month-old girl with a bullet wound to the face.
That victim was just released from the hospital a few days ago, after having to relearn basic life skills like eating and walking.
Flyers depicting the two scooterists wanted in connection with Kyhara Tay’s death have been disseminated.
By the New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers programme, which is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.
Teen Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death of 11-Year-Old Bronx Girl
In the Bronx earlier this week, a girl of 11 years old was shot and died; a 15-year-old boy has been arrested, and police are still looking for his accused collaborator, officials said Friday.
During a press conference on Friday, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said that police apprehended the youngster about 1:30 a.m.
In a motel in the Parkchester neighbourhood of the Bronx in connection with the shooting death of Kyhara Tay.
Essig said the teenager was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon after police found two loaded weapons on him.
The Bronx District Attorney’s office confirmed to NY1 that on Friday afternoon, the 15-year-old was arraigned in the juvenile court system and entered a not guilty plea.
Both Godwin and Bojang stood trial for various violent crimes, including second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter.
Attempted murder, and attempted assault. There are two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon against Godwin.
Police say Godwin’s mother sent him to the 95 Hotel on Third Avenue in the Bronx to hide out before he was apprehended last month.