Brooklyn officials, advocates call for end to gun violence after 12-year-old boy shot dead


Elected officials, advocates and Brooklyn residents came together Friday evening to condemn yet another fatal shooting in the borough — one that claimed the life of 12-year-old Kade Lewin.

“I don’t want to be out here come this summer [mourning more gun-related deaths],” said Borough President Antonio Reynoso during the April 1 rally near the corner of Linden Boulevard and East 56th Street in East Flatbush.

On that very corner one night earlier, Lewin — who lived with his mother in Flatlands — was gunned down while eating dinner in a car with his aunt and an 8-year-old girl at around 7:45 pm.

The scene where 12-year-old Kade Lewin was fatally shot the evening of March 31.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

His aunt, 20, was struck multiple times during the March 31 shooting, and was whisked to Kings County Hospital where she underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. The young girl was unharmed, police noted, but the young boy was shot in the head.

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