KINGSBRIDGE HEIGHTS, The Bronx (WABC) -- A street in the Bronx was renamed after a 16-year-old girl who was shot dead outside her school a year ago Saturday.
Angellyh Yambo was killed a year ago Saturday.
The intersection of Bailey Place and Bailey Avenue in Kingsbridge Heights is now officially co-named Angellyh Yambo Way.
Mayor Eric Adams, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and other officials attended the dedication at 11 a.m. Saturday.
"These guns are being printed up in houses and homes. The AG and I initiated a lawsuit to go after these ghost guns," said Mayor Adams.
Officials say the teen was not the intended target of the shooting, but was hit by a stray bullet from a ghost gun. The gun was allegedly made from a kit bought online.
"This keeps happening and I hate to say it Angellyh is not going to be the last one," said her father, Manuel Yambo.
The bullets were being fired at someone else but missed and flew half a block, where they struck three innocent teenagers heading home from University Prep Charter High School.
Officials say Yambo was hit in the back, and she died from her injuries after a bullet pierced one of her lungs and a pulmonary artery.
Many, including Reverend Oswald Denis at Rehoboth Christian Church were deeply saddened by the violence.
"Gunfire is horrible, it's terrible. We need to get the guns out in the street and the bad people," said Rev. Denis.
A 17-year-old boy, Jeremiah Ryan, was charged as an adult in this crime. He faced charges including second degree murder.
Investigators say he was arguing with someone else when he pulled out a homemade ghost gun and fired.
A memorial grew larger each day after where the tragic incident happened, outside a deli on East 156th Street and St. Anne's Avenue in the Melrose section of the Bronx. Now, local officials and loved ones honored Yambo with this street renaming, one year later.
Yambo's family started a foundation in her name to provide after school programs for teens -- things like counseling and mentoring -- to keep them off the streets, so no other family has to endure this pain.
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