4-year-old Lloyd Morgan and his family are the latest victims of senseless gun violence. The young boy was struck in the head with a stray bullet on a Bronx basketball court Sunday night.
According to the New York Daily News, two men were also wounded in the gunfire that erupted during a hoops tournament at an E. 165th St. court in Morrisania about 9:40 p.m., police said.
Emergency response brought the little boy to Lincoln Hospital, where he died. A 27-year-old man was taken to the same hospital with a bullet in his stomach.
One witness, who didn’t give her name, told the News:
“It was a nice day….People are all out and before you know it — it was Pop! Pop! Pop!”
Another witness said the shooter, a man known as Spidey, started shooting at someone playing basketball. The basketball player shot back, hitting the child.
The crowd of people had been watching the “First Annual Ghetto Angels Basketball Tournament” at the court in the Forrest Houses.
The game was part of an annual memorial for a 15-year-old girl that was stabbed to death one year ago, housing residents said.
Witnesses said they saw at least two gunmen open fire on the court before they ran away. No arrests were immediately made.
Our hearts go out to the Morgan family during this tragic time; they are in our prayers.