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Teen arrested in NYC shooting that killed 1, injured 6

August 26, 2021 Associated Press
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A teenager was arrested Wednesday in a shooting that killed a young woman and wounded six other people at a Brooklyn apartment building in November, police said.

The 17-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was arrested on murder and weapons-possession charges, the New York Police Department said.

Police have said they were looking for more than one suspect in the shooting.

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The gunfire erupted late on Nov. 22 at a building on Albany Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where police found a 14-year-old and five older teens with gunshot wounds.

Police later realized that 20-year-old Daijyonna Long had also been shot at the same place and taken in a private car to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Long lived in Virginia and was in New York to visit a friend, her grandmother and the friend told the Daily News in November.

Betty Long told the newspaper her granddaughter was a talented, outgoing college student and makeup artist.

“She was my princess,” the grandmother said.

At the time, police said they believed the violence was related to a shooting that wounded a 17-year-old boy about two hours earlier near a sweet-16 party in the East New York neighborhood. There’s no immediate information on whether investigators still think that’s the case.


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