Listen Live
1053rnb app
105.3 RnB Featured Video

15-year-old Isiah Joseph out of the Flatlands neighborhood in Brooklyn was shot in the back in broad daylight around 1:00PM on Sunday while another young man was hit in the hip and backside. Authorities are claiming it might have been a gang-related situation, as Joseph and the injured man were seen arguing with three men and one of them pulled the trigger at the victims.

MUST READ: Woman Shot & Killed At Anti-Gun Violence Rally

The shooting happened on Avenue H and East 56th Street. After the incident, the shooters casually ran off, which was caught on a nearby surveillance camera. Joseph and his companion were taken to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and while the 20-year-old remains in stable condition, Joseph was pronounced dead on arrival.

It hasn’t been disclosed from the NYPD yet on why they believed it was gang-related, but one neighbor who held her name from the New York Times shared that while the area has experienced violence before, it’s still a quiet neighborhood for the most part. A cousin of Joseph, was also wary of giving his name said that he had left home on his bicycle to go see a friend nearby. “Now we have to bury a baby,” the cousin told the NYT.

This unfortunate matter didn’t have to end the way it did. The assailants are currently on the loose, with authorities still investigating.


 25 Women To Know: Fighters For Gun Reform & Violence Prevention

Remembering Black Youth Cut Down By Violence

Dr. King’s Family Calls For ‘No Shots Fired’ And No Violence This Holiday

15-Year-Old Killed In Brooklyn, Three Suspects Are On The Run  was originally published on