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Mayor Adams lobbies in Washington in opposition to gun violence, meets with household of fatally shot 12-year-old boy in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN (WABC) — Mayor Eric Adams on Monday met with the household of a 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed whereas consuming in a parked automobile in Brooklyn.

The go to comes on the heels of Adams speaking to leaders in Washington about tackling New York Metropolis’s surge in gun violence.

Kade Lewin was shot within the head whereas sitting within the automobile together with his kin at East 56th Road and Linden Boulevard in East Flatbush.

Nineteen-year-old Jenna Ellis was the motive force, and he or she stays in essential situation at Kings County Hospital after she was shot six instances.

“This wonderful younger lady was simply taking good care of her younger relations, treating them to meals,” Adams stated. “Simply had them out having fun with the day, the evening, pulled over to look at a film and to eat the meals and in that on the spot, misplaced him, misplaced Kade. Whose youngster is subsequent?”

The black Toyota was parked at a hydrant so the youngsters may eat, when somebody in a passing automobile opened hearth. The home windows have been blown out, and Lewin — who was sitting within the passenger seat — was shot and killed.

Police consider it was a case of mistaken id after a dark-colored sedan was seen on surveillance video circling the block 3 times earlier than the pictures rang out.

The Lewin household had requested for assist to pay the mounting payments for Ellis’ care and Kade’s funeral bills, and donations to the household may be made HERE/.

“This violence, this gun motion, it has to cease,” stated Jennifer Jones Ellis, Jenns’s mom. “It’s means an excessive amount of. My nephew, he is gone, by no means to return on this world. My daughter is laid up within the hospital blaming herself. Why ought to she blame herself?”

She pleaded for individuals to not simply report crimes occurring, however relatively use these telephones to name the police.

“All I am asking, please come ahead, please, please someone say one thing,” Kade’s mom, Suzette Lewin stated. “I am asking for justice for Kade. Please, I am asking for justice, please.”

Over the weekend, Adams talked about gun violence on CBS.

“We have now a small variety of gun sellers which are simply skating in legislation,” he stated. “We’re coping with the issue with ghost weapons…it is crucial that we provide you with clear messages round ghost weapons and the kits that assemble them. And I consider Washington goes to do this, then we have to put cash into the ATF.”

These are long-term options, however violence is surging proper now. Within the case of the taking pictures final Friday, police are nonetheless on the lookout for the automobile concerned, which is claimed to have stolen Florida plates.

This was one in every of a number of latest incidents the place a toddler was struck by unintended gunfire this yr in New York Metropolis.

— March 25, A 3-year-old lady was shot within the arm exterior a day care in Brownsville, Brooklyn. She has been launched from the hospital.

— March 21, A 7-year-old lady was grazed within the abdomen as she and her mom walked residence in Coney Island, Brooklyn. She was handled and launched.

— Jan. 29, An 11-month-old lady shot within the face as she sat within the backseat of a automobile parked within the Bronx. She additionally survived.

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