A 16-year-old boy shot in the head near the Hofstra University campus on Long Island has died, police say.
Alexon Moya of Uniondale was pronounced dead at Nassau University Medical Center Friday evening, days after he was shot on Fenimore Avenue, blocks away from the Hofstra campus.
Officers found the teen lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Nassau police are still searching for two suspects in the shooting, described as teenagers who fled on bicycles. Witnesses told police that the victim had gotten into a fight with the teens before he was shot.
Hofstra students received texts and social media messages to warn them about the shooting. Police said that the teen was not a Hofstra student and that the shooting was in no way related to the college.
Nassau Police Lt. Richard LeBrun called the shooting tragic. He said that police had looked all over campus for the suspects but could not find them.
“They’ve intensified their patrols and increased their patrols. They have no evidence that these individuals are on campus right now,” LeBrun said Wednesday morning.
Investigators from the Nassau County gang unit are looking into whether or not the shooting was gang related.