A Brooklyn teen who was jumped and stabbed by gang members earlier this week died of his wounds on Saturday, officers mentioned.
Nyheem Wright, 17, died at Maimonides Medical Middle Saturday afternoon, succumbing to a collapsed lung and punctured vein, faculty officers introduced.
“I spoke with the younger man’s principal this night, who described him as a joyful chief. He was on the verge of commencement, and was a tough employee who took an energetic function in main different younger folks at his faculty,” Faculties Chancellor David Banks mentioned on Twitter Saturday evening.
Police mentioned six teen boys have been chasing Nyheem Wright, 17, in Coney Island after faculty Friday.
They caught as much as him round 3:20 p.m. within the Ceremony Help parking zone on Mermaid Avenue and W. thirtieth Avenue, the place they left him with a mortal stab wound within the torso, cops mentioned.
17-year-old Nyheem Wright died about 24 hours after being stabbed.
The NYPD imagine the teenage assailants have been members of a gang.
Wright was stabbed a couple of mile away from his faculty.
Nyheem was rushed to a close-by hospital in important situation with a collapsed lung and punctured vein, Councilmember Ari Kagan mentioned. The teenager died about 24 hours later.
Police imagine the teenage assailants have been members of a gang. No arrests have been made.
Nyheem, who lived in Seagate, was a senior at K728 Liberation Diploma Plus highschool, a couple of mile from the scene, in response to Kagan.
NYPD officers stand exterior 3001 mermaid avenue in Coney Island, the place a 17-year-old was stabbed.Peter Gerber
“This week our college students repeatedly suffered from mindless acts of violence, and tonight we mourn an completely tragic lack of life,” Banks mentioned.
Nyheem’s homicide closed out a violent week for New York Metropolis teenagers that included the taking pictures demise of a 15-year-old boy exterior a Bronx recreation heart Thursday.
Earlier this week, a pack of seven teen boys knifed a 17-year-old twice within the again in broad daylight in Queens and a 16-year-old shot an NYPD officer in a Bronx gunfight.
On Wednesday, a 13-year-old boy opened fireplace exterior a Queens highschool, hanging two college students as they waited for the bus.