Nigerian boy fatally shot in the head while playing basketball in U.S

Nigerian boy fatally shot in the head while playing basketball in U.S

The U.S police have said a 16-year-old Nigerian boy fatally shot in the head while playing basketball at a Brooklyn park, on Friday, was likely not the intended target

Timothy Oyebola lived in Jamaica, Queens and attended Brooklyn Ascend HS. He was in the Chester Playground in Brownsville at 4 p.m. when he was gunned down.

“As they were playing, shots were fired into the park. The shots were fired quite a distance away — over 100 feet,” said NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper. The high-achieving academic teen and his sister relocated to the US from Lagos in 2013″

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