Teen killed in South Jamaica double shooting

Authorities say the teens were shot in front of an apartment building on Lakewood Avenue in South Jamaica. Photo by Ken Maldonado
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A Cambria Heights teenager was killed and another teen was wounded in a shooting on a South Jamaica street Sunday afternoon, police said.

Authorities said they were called to the shooting scene in front of 143-07 Lakewood Ave. at 3:20 p.m.

Emergency responders then brought 17-year-old Khalil Bowlin, who was shot in the torso, to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the NYPD said.

An unidentified 18-year-old, who had been shot in the leg, was also taken to Jamaica Hospital and listed in stable condition, police said.

Authorities blocked off the Lakewood Avenue Sunday evening as they collected evidence in the rain.

An investigation into the killing was ongoing, authorities said.

Update: Murdered teen related to girl killed on bus

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Updated 8:52 am, April 1, 2014
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anon from queens says:
Probably gang related.
March 31, 2014, 5:05 am
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
This particular area is bad and keeps getting worse. Why aren't our leaders doing everything than can to deal with this. This is a classic case of the "Broken Window Theory". Our leaders have done so little for this area and just allow to continually fall into shambles and then they think it will just get better by itself. This is what happens when you do not take care of small quality of life issues and ignore them over a long period of time, which is what has happened for years in this area. Garbage all over, garbage strewn abandoned homes and lots, falling down buildings, bad roads, poor zoning, no grocery stores, questionable delis more than likely involved in something illegal (most of the delis in these ares certainly have very few staples).

Black oppression by our black leaders.
March 31, 2014, 6:24 am
Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
Too many people in NYC anyway !
March 31, 2014, 4:44 pm
treee from jamaica says:
Always with the gang related in black neighborhood stop!! Don't matter how he died that's someone's child!!!
March 31, 2014, 7:14 pm
John from Jamaica says:
I'm not surprised by the insensitivity of anonymous cowards who post on message boards. Even if this was gang related, or a form of retaliation, this is still a human being with family members who have to live with his death.

Joe, you have the right to blame anyone you want. But one thing is to complain and write about, it's another thing to do something about. So put your money where your mouth is.

"Red" was one of those tragically misguided kids, and I pray for his mother and family.
April 7, 2014, 2:49 am
Trina J. family member from Around the way says:
People need to wake up & stop being so ignorant & insensitive! No matter where Red was at or doing, he is still someones child, brother, nephew, grandchild, cousin, friend, etc. Just the same as you all! If you can get passed your ignorance & realize that the same thing could have been you our one of your loved ones. Whether you are in a bad area or not. Understand that children go through stages & some troubles, even adults, but your unnecessary judgments are uncalled for. Lucky, you......Bullets don't have names. We are all created by the ONLY wise & Mighty God! If He was a part of your life & you're serving Him, you wouldn't have made such a foolish comment. You know, the Lord helps fools, too.
April 12, 2014, 1:45 pm

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