Police are asking for the public's help to find the suspect behind a deadly shooting in East Flatbush that killed one boy and injured another.
Investigators say the gunman approached a 13-year-old boy just after 7 p.m. Saturday at the corner of East 39th Street and Avenue J, shooting him in the buttocks. Then, they say, the suspect walked up to 15-year-old Dequan Mercurius and shot him in the chest. They were rushed to the hospital, where doctors pronounced Dequan dead.
Cops found the murder weapon at the scene; it's unclear if the same gun was used in both shootings.
People in the neighborhood are shocked and upset, saying it's generally a very quiet area.
If you have any information, please call CrimeStoppers at 800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential, or go to www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times