16-Year Old Girl Fatally Shot While Babysitting Cousin In Brooklyn

By 12:31 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 Comments

A 16-year-old girl has been shot dead while babysitting her little cousin inside their Brooklyn apartment yesterday and cops are now looking for her boyfriend, police sources said.

Shemel Mercurius moved four years ago from her native Guyana to the East Flatbush apartment she shared with her aunt and cousin.

The teen was with her boyfriend, watching over 3-year-old Josia, when gunfire rang out and she was hit several times just before 6 p.m. in the sixth-floor pad in the Flatbush Gardens on Brooklyn Ave. near Foster Ave.

Rescuers found Shemel semi-conscious and rushed her to Kings County Hospital, but she couldn’t be saved.
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