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    NYC crime: 16-year-old arrested for murder after 17-year-old shot, killed inside Polo Ground Towers in Harlem

    ByEyewitness News

    Saturday, July 1, 2023 2:47AM

    17-year-old dies after being shot inside NYCHA building

    HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) — A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder after a 17-year-old was shot and killed a NYCHA building in Harlem on Wednesday.

    The 17-year-old male victim, Trequan Wingfield, was shot in the chest at the Polo Ground Towers located at 2971 Frederick Douglas Boulevard just before 4 p.m., according to police.

    He was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he later died.

    Video in the media player above is from a previous report.

    Police arrested a 16-year-old male on Friday and charged him with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

    Darlene Rhodes was sitting just steps away from where the bullets started flying.

    “I said, let me go upstairs and eat some lunch and now I hear this, this is ridiculous,” Rhodes said.

    The shooting happened just moments after she made it upstairs to visit her elderly mother.

    The victim’s neighbor Gerald Gee said Wingfield had a baby on the way.

    “Whatever he was doing he was staying with that girl I see him going in and out with her,” he said. “I guess pre-natal care and all that and look what happens. Now you got a loss now. You’re growing up with no baby father. Child man. He’s a child himself … 17, 18 years old. Sad.”

    Authorities are looking into whether Wingfield was the intended target, and what the motive was behind his killing.


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