15-year-old boy fatally shot in Brooklyn; person of interest in custody

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WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, police officials said.

Kyon Jackson (Provided by family)

Kyon Jackson was shot repeatedly in the torso near a playground at Bushwick Houses just before 3 p.m., an NYPD spokesperson said. The teenage boy was rushed to a local hospital but did not survive.

The shooter was on a bike, police sources said.

Jackson was his mother's only child, family members said. He loved to play sports and worked at the community center.

“He was full of life," Sarah Jackson, the teen's aunt, said. "I just can’t believe that he’s gone."

Candles were placed in front of the building where he was raised.

A 42-year-old man was also shot at Bushwick Houses. The victim, a homeless man, was living in a shelter, but was at Bushwick Houses to visit friends. Police believe he was a bystander and not the intended target of the shooting. His left cheek was grazed by a bullet. He is in stable condition.

Three other teenage boys were killed in Brooklyn over the last week. A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in Brownsville; a 16-year-old boy was killed by a shot to the head in Bedford-Stuyvesant and a 16-year-old boy was killed one day after his birthday in East New York.

Police have not yet released any information about the man in custody for Tuesday's shooting.

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