Suspect in custody after teen mistakenly shot on New Year's Eve

A suspect is in custody in connection with the New Year's Eve shooting death of Shamoya McKenzie,13, the Mount Vernon mayor's office has confirmed.



McKenzie died after she was struck in the head by a stray bullet on New Year's Eve in Westchester.



Federal and local law enforcement officials say David Hardy, 21, fired shots at 28-year-old Prince Scott on the afternoon of Dec. 31 in an apparent gang fight. Scott was wounded but survived the shooting.



McKenzie was a rising star on her school's basketball team and last week she was made an honorary member of the UConn women's basketball team. 



UConn Coach Geno Auriemma said he decided to make the gesture after hearing the story of the young girl.



 


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