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Sep 2, 2011

Early morning shooting of 15 and 17 year old minors

It’s been a violent week of murders and shootings. At least five persons were murdered and another five were injured in separate shootings. This morning, at around nine-thirty, two minors were shot and had to be rushed to the KHMH for treatment. Fifteen year old Samuel Logan and seventeen year old Nirisie Mejia are the latest victims of the continued street violence. The two were walking on Croton Lane when a man rode up on a bike and fired several shots. Logan was shot to the jaw, back and abdomen while the bullets found their mark on Mejia’s legs. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation and a relative, who wished to appear off camera, told us about the incident.

Voice of:  Cousin of Nirisie Mejia

“This morning I was home and I send my lee cousin home to see if ih mother already home right and when she reach home then the shooting start because she was carrying the next young lady child for her and she wah next guy was there together. When I deh home somebody come tell me guh home and check pahn deh pickney because deh get shot, Nirisie get shot. Nirisi Mejia get shot eena ih leg and the next guy get it eena ih head.”

Nirisie Mejia

Both Logan and Mejia remain hospitalized at the K.H.M.H in serious, but stable condition. Last Friday, a ten year old girl was also injured at the corner of West Canal and Berkeley Street. In that shooting, Maurice Neal was targeted and at least six shots landed on his body.

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2 Responses for “Early morning shooting of 15 and 17 year old minors”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    So, can we ask the peace seeking crew if there is another gang out there that did not get the memo. I want to be naive enough to believe that these people are sincere but these boys,cannot complain about the other guys striking back after they have reached out & touchoed them. Continuing to shoot each other does not instill confidence in the folks who actually want to participate in the celebrations.

  2. Enough is enough says:

    Here is what happen people.

    Logan and Mejia went to take the children to Civic for school books. On the way there, the intended target saw that the assailant was riding towards him. He decided to run into the crowd, probably thinking that the guy wouldn’t shoot. He was wrong. The guy called out the girl’s name before he shot at the crowd. So… that girl needs to speak up! The dude was a red skin guy. The assailant shot Logan first in the temple that burst through his jaw. Then shot Mejia and logan again in his shoulder and his right hand. Get the facts people! The intended target got away unharmed because he used Logan as his shield. The intended target was wanted for the murder of some other person, we’re told.

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