Heartbroken mother speaks out after teen killed in Bronx shooting; 17-year-old in custody

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Sunday, April 10, 2022
Heartbroken mother speaks out after Bronx teen killed
A heartbroken mother is speaking out after her teenage daughter was killed in a shooting in the Bronx. Two other teens were also wounded. Naveen Dhaliwal has more.

MELROSE, The Bronx (WABC) -- A heartbroken mother is speaking out after her teenage daughter was killed in a shooting in the Bronx.

The teenage girl who was shot and killed was identified Saturday morning as 16-year-old Angellyh Yambo.

Investigators said Yambo had just left Bronx Preparatory Charter School in the South Bronx when gunfire rang out at the corner of E. 156th And St. Anns around 1:45 p.m.

"I sent my daughter to get an education and she died," said Yambo's mother, Yanely Henriquez.

A 17-year-old suspect is in police custody in the shooting. Two other teens were also wounded.

Marcus Solis reports from the Bronx where a 16-year-old girl was killed and two other teens were injured in a shooting outside of a school.

A series of surveillance videos turned him in at his home. Police say a ghost gun may have been used in the fatal shooting. Officers recovered six shell casings at the scene.

"A child that has zero police contact at all. And he goes from smoking marijuana to killing somebody -- and I just don't have that answer for you," said NYPD Assistant Chief Timothy McCormack.

"We have to do something we have to do something, I don't know to laws to be stricter about purchasing guns and all that stuff -- something needs to be done," said Henriquez.

Yambo was struck in the chest while another 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy were each hit in the leg.

All three were taken to Lincoln Hospital where Yambo was pronounced dead. The other teens are expected to survive their injuries. They are all believed to be innocent bystanders.

"We are all devastated, we are numb, we are in disbelief. Now I have to get strong for my two older kids," added Henriquez.

Now, a heartbroken mother is trying to get answers.

"I still don't understand why -- why her? It's questions after questions after questions," Henriquez said.

The painful reality is there may be no answers.

"For him, I will let God take care of it. I will let God take care of it, but I wish he dies in jail and pays for what he did to my child," said Henriquez.

Police said the shooting stemmed from two people who were shouting and gesturing toward each other from across the street.

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