October 21, 2021

13-Year-Old Shoots Kid on Bronx Playground Following Snapchat Beef

A mom turned in her 13-year-old son after he shot his rival following a heated Snapchat beef.

The dispute started when the two 13-year-old males exchanged messages with each other on the app. Whereas it’s unclear precisely what the boys had been arguing about, issues boiled over on October sixth when the suspect threatened to shoot the sufferer. The next day, the suspect confronted the boy at Hunts Level Playground within the Bronx at round 5:35 p.m. and shot him within the knee.

The sufferer was rushed to Harlem Hospital, the place he stays secure however is now battling COVID-19. His mom, Suleykie Rivera, says her son is fortunate to be alive after the bullet might have been deadly. Rivera says she was unaware of the Snapchat beef that led as much as the violent confrontation.

The shooter, who is understood by his nickname, Chulo, was captured on surveillance video nonetheless holding the gun, together with a second suspect, who the police are nonetheless searching for. The shooter’s mom noticed a picture of her son on a wished poster and instantly turned him into the NYPD.

The pre-teen was charged with tried homicide, assault, and harassment. He was processed by way of Household Courtroom and returned to his mom’s custody shortly after.