Laurelton teen gunned down in Brooklyn

Police say 17-year-old Malik Bhola, who lived in Laurelton (pictured) was shot to death in Brooklyn. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A Laurelton teenager was gunned down in Brooklyn just a few hours into the new year, police said.

Malik Bhola, 17, was standing outside the Borinquen Memorial Funeral Home on Bushwick Avenue near Pilling Street when shots rang out just before 3 a.m. Jan. 1, police said.

Bhola was hit in the chest and taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Authorities said they were investigating the murder, which was the second in the city in 2014. The first homicide occurred in south Jamaica.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4574.

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Ecee from Richmond Hill says:
Our condolences go out to you and your family.. We are experiencing the same pain.. Stay strong

Julio Mora family
Jan. 6, 2014, 1:11 pm
Lovely libra from Jamaica Est says:
To the family of this tragedy please sue the city I'm born n raised in Brooklyn. Your loved one was shot in Bushwick right by woodhull hospital why did they take him way on the other side of Brooklyn to the hospital smh that ride alone is 25mins. Sorry for your lost
Jan. 11, 2014, 7:02 pm
Drong270721913 from Bush wick says:
I knew Malik he was a friend to me he would always stand up for people who couldn't stand up from there selfs when I heard if his death it was a shock he was to young to go but I guess it was the time but y would u take him to the close hospital just does make sence
Jan. 30, 2014, 9:33 am

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