NBC New York – A teenager faces murder charges in connection with a shooting at a Bronx park Sunday night that killed a little boy who got caught in the crossfire, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York.
Rondell Pinkerton, 17, was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan, was caught in the crossfire when gunshots erupted in the Forest Houses Park in Morrisania.
Detectives believe the shooting involved four members of one group against an unidentified individual, sources said.
Courtney Kelly, 26, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon. His role in the shooting wasn’t immediately clear. Information on attorneys for either of the suspects wasn’t available.
Police speculate at least three, possibly four, different guns were used in the shooting. Three different types of ammunition were used. Police believe revenge may have been the motive.
The gunfire broke out on a basketball court during a game that was being played as part of a memorial for a victim of violence, a woman who died here more than a year ago, residents said.
Morgan was struck in the head by a stray bullet and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital a short time later.
“My baby is gone,” said his mother, Shianne Norman.
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