A baby-faced Bronx teenager was executed on the streets of NY on Friday May 23rd by a gunman wearing a red bandana who blasted him multiple times at point-blank range without any warning.
14 year old Christopher Duran (pictured) was fatally shot outside his apartment building while on his way to school with his younger brother. This shooting took place in the Bronx, New York and police are searching for the gunman.
Duran was targeted after a verbal argument with two people and shot 3 times in the stomach and once in the head around 8.30am, just steps away from his Mom’s apartment building.
According to the reports, the baby-faced boy cried out ‘Mommy!, mommy!’ as he lay dying outside a laundromat.
|The victim’s family|
“We have video of the shooting,” a police source said. “It’s bad, real bad. The guy runs up to him and just shoots him, bang, bang, bang. It doesn’t look like he says anything to him.”
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce confirmed the existence of the surveillance video and agreed “it’s pretty gruesome.”
The hoodie-clad gunman may have been trying to “disguise what he looks like” with the bandana, he added. “We look at that as a very distinctive piece of clothing,” said Boyce. “You can see him walking off to the other side.”
Duran’s family, who hail from the Dominican Republic, insisted he was no gangbanger.
“He’s a pretty boy,” his uncle, Jose Mendoza, said. “He never do nothing. He never hangs out with gangs, nothing like that.”
Breaking down in tears, Mendoza, 29, said “it breaks my heart. The only thing I want to know, who did it, and why he did it.”
“His mom is going crazy,” said Duran’s cousin, Stephanie Guzman, 25. “There’s no words for how they feel.”