I don’t have to tell you, but we have a major gun problem in this country, just today, 50 people were killed when a person opened fired with an assault rifle & hand-gun, no word if it was some sort of terrorism, domestic or otherwise (https://www.yahoo.com/news/orlando-fla-ap-gunman-wielding-000000701.html).
But certain communities have an even more gun, shooting and violence problem, especially in black communities like Jamaica. It is an issues that to this day does not get properly addressed, especially when dealing with the high unemployment rate, poverty and lack of proper services in said communities. Any actions always seem to be a band-aid solution over a gaping wound.
From The Daily News:
The two began to fight, witnesses told police.
During the fisticuffs, the older teen pulled out a pellet gun and opened fire, hitting his victim in the face at close range.
The victim suffered wounds above his right eye and to his lip and right arm, officials said. He was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center with injuries considered minor.
Responding officers canvassed the area with a witness, who pointed out the alleged B.B. gunman, officials said.
The teen is facing assault charges in Family Court, police said.