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A veteran NYPD detective spoke of his devastation Monday night after his teenage son was shot dead just a few feet away from children playing at a Brooklyn housing project.

Sean Hayes, 19, was struck at least twice in the chest yesterday afternoon steps from a playground at the Marcy Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops said.

The teen was the son of Detective Sean Lawrence, a 20-year NYPD veteran assigned to the Brooklyn warrant squad.

‘We’re trying to hold it together,’ Lawrence, clearly distraught, told the Daily News outside the family home in Rosedale, Queens. ‘We’ve got a lot of family here. Everybody will take a piece of my sorrow with them to make it less for me.’