What to Know
- A 16-year-old boy shot in the neck was killed and a 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm during a sweet 16 party, sources say
- A suspect fired several shots during a large fight at the party and then fled in a black Honda, according to sources
- The identities of the two victims have not been released nor is there any description of the gunman
A teenager is dead and another is injured after a fight at a sweet 16 party in the Bronx ended in gunfire, police sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York.
Officials said the two boys were leaving Maestros Caterers in Van Nest just after midnight Thursday morning when they were shot. Sources tell News 4 New York that a large fight broke out at the birthday party and a suspect fired several shots and then sped off in a black Honda.
Police say a 16-year-old boy was shot in the neck and was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm and was taken to an area hospital to be treated. He is in stable condition, according to the NYPD.
It wasn’t clear what led the fight to break out. The identities of the two victims have not been released nor is there any description of the gunman.
The crime scene appeared to be littered with jackets and other clothing on the ground. The investigation is ongoing.
The catering center did not immediately return calls seeking comment.