NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for the suspects who shot and killed a teenager on a Brooklyn basketball court on Friday.
Investigators believe 16-year-old Timothy Oyebola was not the intended victim when he was shot in the head at Chester Playground in Brownsville.
Authorities say Timothy Oyebola was gunned down near Lew Wallace School at Sutter Avenue and Chester Street just before 4 p.m. Friday.
“He was a really, really good kid. This is a very unfortunate act. It’s a strong possibility that he was in unintended target of this bullet,” NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said Friday evening.
The shooting took place right as school was letting out and there were other people in the park. Police say one of the students may have been the intended target of the gunman, but a motive has not been determined. Authorities have not released a description on the suspect or suspects they’re looking for.