By Gabriel Rom
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head at the corner of Seagrit Avenue and Beach 26 Street in Far Rockaway Sunday, according to police. He was taken off life support Tuesday afternoon.
The victim was Neshawn Plummer, brother of Shawn Plummer, who was murdered in 2012 only two blocks away from where his brother was killed. Plummer was shot before 9 p.m. Sunday, according to a tweet by Deputy Inspector Justin Lenz from the 101st Precinct. He was taken to St. John’s Hospital and later Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park, where he was put onto life support, according to the NYPD.
Police released a video Tuesday of two men running from the scene of the shooting. The video does not show the suspects’ faces as they run past a car in a parking lot.
In 2012, Shawn, was shot and killed while riding his bike on Seagirt Boulevard near Beach 29th Street in the middle of the day. The shooting remains unsolved, police said.
The mother of the deceased brothers became involved in anti-gun violence groups after her first son’s death and moved to Brooklyn in hopes of saving her second son. She often spoke about the epidemic of violence plaguing her former neighborhood.
“Rip to my darling son Neshawn Plummer 10/13/98-09/01/2015,” she wrote.