Alphonza Bryant, a 17-year-old Bronx teenager was fatally shot while hanging out with friends Monday evening.
After returning home from playing basketball, Bryant reportedly changed and went back outside to meet his friends. While standing with them on Fox Street in the borough’s Foxhurst area, two young men reportedly walked past.
Soon after, they returned, with one of them armed.
The armed individual allegedly fired nine shots at the group.
One of them hit Bryant in his midsection, killing him.
The news hit Bryant’s mother hard, especially since he was set to graduate from Urban Assembly Bronx Studio For Writers And Artists, and attend senior prom.
Doten suspects her son was caught up in ongoing gang battles.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit NYPDCrimestoppers.com.
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