Family reacts after 15-year-old boy fatally shot in his Brooklyn apartment building

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn -- A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Brooklyn Friday night.

Police responded to 1395 Flatbush Ave. just before 6 p.m. and found the teenage boy with gunshot wounds to his head and torso, authorities said.

The victim was identified as Samuel Joseph at 9:30 p.m. Friday by police, who also confirmed the shooting occurred inside the building where the teen lived.

Joseph's mother was expectedly anguished outside the building Friday night when PIX's Jay Dow arrived on the scene.

"He was a normal kid...He does what kids do. She don't know who did it. The cops are here, they're going to take care of it. That's that," the victim's brother, Don Joseph, said on the scene.

Joseph was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Neighboring businesses were packed with customers at the time of the shooting. Asked how many shots he heard, local business owner Fabian Mora said, "I'm not sure. I think it was two, or three. I was shaking because that's the first time something [like that] happened."

There are no arrests but there are several surveillance cameras at nearby businesses. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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