Heartbroken family, friends come together to remember teen killed in East Flatbush

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Lucy Yang has the latest from East Flatbush.

Heartbroken family and friends came together to remember a 15-year-old who was shot and killed in Brooklyn.



Stray bullets hit Rohan Levy and another teen when gunfire erupted in East Flatbush last Monday.

Levy dreamed of becoming an architect someday, and was working on getting an internship when street violence came crashing down. He asked permission to go outside last Monday afternoon - his mother said yes. One block away from his home on E. 55th St. and East Flatbush, someone jumped out of a gold Honda Accord, and opened fire, killing Levy and injuring his friend.

"Person who did this, I don't know how you live with yourself," said Levy's grandmother, Jennifer Smith.

Police confirm Levy was not a troublemaker, but one of his friends was wearing red pants, and that may have innocently put them in the middle of gang warfare.

"How can I live here and walk outside? His blood is on the street we live on," said Levy's mother.

"He was not a troubled child - run opposite way of it. Kind-hearted person," said friend Aliyah McCollum.

The family says Levy's only crime was eating like a teenage boy.

His funeral is scheduled for Friday. His loved ones are now hoping and praying for an arrest.

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