Survival shares a story when England’s Yambo mourns – NBC New York

“I thought it was firecrackers, to be honest,” 17-year-old Isaiah Duncan said.

But the pain the boy felt in the Bronx did not come from a bully – he came from a bullet fired outside his school.

Duncan, one of the students who survived the shooting after gunfire erupted near the corner of St. Anne Avenue and 156 East Street in the Melrose neighborhood on Friday afternoon, spoke for the first time Monday about the triple shooting that resulted in the death of a classmate.

The young Mott Haven Village Prep, and cousin of NBC New York Miles Miller, just walked home from school with his girlfriend when the unthinkable thing happened.

“We were going to buy my mom an early birthday present. And the next thing I know, we’re playing, and I just got hit,” Duncan said. “I did not know I was really shot until I saw my blood.”

He said he tried to stay calm after a bullet hit his thigh, telling his girlfriend to go get his mother.

“I’m trying to be strong,” Duncan said.

His mother, Ravine Scott, was at their home at the time of the shooting, one block away.

“I just ran downstairs, everything was flashing before my eyes, I stop the traffic, shout ‘Where is my son, where is my son,'” she told NBC New York, holding her son’s hand while he recovered in the hospital.

Scott hurried to the scene even before ambulances arrived, where she witnessed something that haunted all the parents’ nightmares.

“It was my biggest fear,” she said. “I don’t think any parent wants to go through what I went through, or the other victims that the parents went through.”

England Yambo, 16, was an honorary student at the Bronx High School. Adam Harding of NBC New York reports the arrest of the suspected killer.

The family quickly realized that there were other victims as well.

“I looked back and I see another girl, the girl I know on the floor back there,” Duncan said.

The same 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg, and she is expected to recover. However, her friend, a 16-year-old honors student, England Yambo, did not survive. The funeral services for the boy are scheduled for Tuesday.

“The young girl was right next to my son. Even at the hospital I was right there. I saw the young lady,” Scott said. “I’m still in trauma. I still can’t get it out of my head … or imagining my child like that.”

Duncan did not know Angeli, but he and his mother expressed condolences to her family, knowing that the roles could easily have been reversed.

“The ball could have gone anywhere else. I’m just lucky to have my leg and just happy to be alive,” he said.

Scott said she feels for Angeli’s parents, adding that something needs to be done to prevent this from happening again.

“What I want is for there to be more police on patrol,” the mother said. “At the time it happened, there could have been young children (around).”

It is learned that the alleged 17-year-old shooter, her son’s age, used what is called a “ghost gun” angering Scott even more.

“How come they didn’t mark it in red? How do they just send the pieces?” she asked.

Scott said she did not send her youngest son to school on Monday because he is also close to the shooting scene.

Duncan, an avid basketball player, feared he would never be able to play again, but fortunately he is expected to fully recover. He said the rolling gun crisis in the city made his neighborhood feel unsafe, and begged other teens to take down their guns.

“A lot of people die. It could have been your family member. How would you feel?” he said.

Hubble counselors continued to help students, teachers and parents on Monday, the first day back in class after the tragedy. Police said none of the three students was the target of the shooter, who was in court in the Bronx two days after his arrest Saturday. Next he is due back in court on April 21.

Detectives approached to find the gunman on Saturday morning responsible for the death of 16-year-old England Yambo. This was reported by Miles Miller from NBC New York.

The Biden administration reveals a complete rule aimed at curbing the spread of ghost guns, weapons without serial numbers that have appeared in crime scenes across the country in increasing numbers.

The White House and the Department of Justice argue that regulating weapons parts and requiring dealers to stamp serial numbers on ghost guns will help ward off violent crime and help investigators solve crimes. However, gun groups say the government is overreacting and that its government is violating federal law.

Generally, weapons manufactured by licensed companies require serial numbers – usually displayed on the gun frame – that allow officials to trace the gun to the original manufacturer, dealer, and purchaser.

Ghost guns, on the other hand, are made of parts and then assembled together. The critical component in building an undetectable gun is what is known as the lower shelter. Some are sold in DIY kits and the receivers are usually made of metal or polymer.

An unfinished shelter – sometimes referred to as an “80 percent shelter” – can be legally purchased online without serial numbers or other markings on it, without the need for a license. Under current rules, the federal government does not consider unfinished bottom shelters to be weapons.

The new rule changes the current definition of firearms under federal law to include unfinished parts, such as a gun frame or a long-range pistol shelter. This means that these parts must be licensed and include serial numbers. Manufacturers must also perform background checks before sale – as they do with other commercially produced firearms. The requirement applies regardless of how the weapon is made, meaning it includes ghost guns made from individual parts, kits or 3D printers.

Justice Department statistics show that nearly 24,000 ghost rifles were found by law enforcement agencies at crime scenes and reported to the government from 2016 to 2020. It is difficult to say how many roam the streets, in part because in many cases police departments do not. Do not contact the government about the guns because they cannot be located.

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