Unknown assailants in ski masks gunned down a Far Rockaway teenager after a late-night party early Saturday, police and family of the victim said.
The teen, 17-year-old Xavier Granville, was struck in the head and found dead in front of 249 Beach 15th St., cops said. Police said they found shell casings from an AK-47 and a .45-caliber pistol at the scene, but it was unclear what type of gun killed him. Police said they suspected some gang involvement.
As of Sunday morning, police were still searching for whoever shot Granville.
The teen’s devastated mother, Shikara Granville, described her son as a good young man who could make anybody laugh and dreamed of becoming a marine biologist.
She said she last saw him as he was heading out to his best friend’s party Friday night, where tragedy would later strike.
“He was my baby, he was my child,” she said at her home after identifying her son’s body Saturday morning. “Nobody’s child deserved to get killed like my son got killed.”
Reach reporter Karen Frantz by e-mail at kfrantz@cn
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