The shooting happened in Bay Shore
Joel Nieves was shot five times in the back at 10:30 p.m. and was left bleeding in the street. His classmates left school in groups Thursday, afraid to walk home alone.
The brutality of the attack left neighbors stunned.
Detectives are convinced it was not a random attack, but there is no evidence of a robbery. The motive was still not clear late this afternoon.
The suspect or suspects apparently fled on foot.