Activists call on community to help find graduation shooting suspects

Activists in the Bronx are calling on the community to come forward with information to help police arrest the suspects in a deadly shooting at a graduation party last week.

News 12 Staff

Jun 15, 2020, 11:30 PM

Updated 1,440 days ago

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Activists in the Bronx are calling on the community to come forward with information to help police arrest the suspects in a deadly shooting at a graduation party last week. 
Four people were hit with gunfire Friday night at Shoelace Park in the Bronx. The NYPD released surveillance footage that showed a silver BMW at the scene before police say two men opened fire into the festivities. 
The suspects then drove off. 
Tyana Jonhnsonw was hit five times, according to police. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. 
A memorial is now growing in the park where the shooting happened. Officials say the 19-year-old was celebrating her college graduation when the gunfire erupted--and was not the intended target. 
Three others were also shot, including two teenage boys. They are all expected to recover. 
However, the search for the suspects in this case continues. 
"I say this to my community: You want to rally, you want to protest, let's get out there and get those individuals who fired those guns, let's get them arrested. Get them off the street, get that gun off our street, and then we can have the conversation about what's real about Black Lives Matter,” said community advocate Tony Herbert. 
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea echoed the calls for help from the community saying Monday that the police need people to come forward with information.


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