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Tragic! 16-Year-Old High School Top Basketball Player Shot Dead In New Jersey

Tragic! 16-Year-Old High School Top Basketball Player Shot Dead In New Jersey

Another gun problem has sent a vibrant young boy to an early grave. Letrell Duncan a 16-year-old standout and vibrant team player is declared dead after gunmen shot him four times in New Jersey.

The gunmen are yet to be identified, yes! you read that right! We hope Letrell’s case does not go down the drain like the many shooting incidents yet to be solved. However, considering no other victims were recorded apart from the young lad, this is likely an act of hate or jealousy. Police are still conducting their investigations and urge the public to provide any essential information related to the case

TMZ Sports reports:

Letrell Duncan — one of the best young high school basketball players in New Jersey — was shot and killed on Monday, authorities said.

He was just 16 years old.

Officials in Essex County, NJ told multiple media outlets that Duncan — a sophomore at East Orange Campus High School — was shot four times at around 3:15 PM near his H.S. He was rushed to a nearby hospital … but tragically succumbed to his injuries.

Authorities told NJ.com no arrests have been in the case … though investigators are looking for “a group of people and a vehicle seen in the area at the time of the shooting.”

Anyone with information should kindly call 1-877-847-7432.

Duncan, a point guard, was a top talent in the state. His AAU team, Garden State Bounce, had described him as a “floor general. Team captain, and the best point guard our program has seen.”

“He was an excellent teammate,” the team added in a social media post mourning his loss, “a great friend, and a coach’s ideal player.”

City officials, meanwhile, said in a statement on Tuesday that Duncan’s death “has shaken our community to its core.” They said police patrols in schools will increase in wake of the tragedy . And vow to take “aggressive action” when it comes to the fight to end gun violence.

GoFundMe for Duncan’s family has been set up — and has already raised nearly $5,000.

In distressing cases like this, we ask, how bad do we want undue shootings like Duncan’s to peak before we pass gun control laws?

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