Justin Wallace was reportedly caught in the crossfire of a neighbors dispute. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Black Lives Matter have been silent following the shooting death of a young boy in Queens. On Saturday, Queens came to a standstill after Justin Wallace, 10, was tragically killed by a gunman who opened fire at his aunt’s home in Far Rockaway around 9:30 p.m., police and the New York Post reported.
One of the gunman’s shots struck Wallace in the chest, mortally wounding the child who passed away from his injuries at an area hospital. Police are reportedly looking into a neighbor dispute over a driveway as a potential motive.
Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., whose district includes much of Queens, published a tweet on Monday – two days after the shooting – saying that he would be meeting with Wallace’s family.
“Justin Wallace was a [10 year] old from the Rockaways who was taken from his family entirely too soon from gun violence,” Meeks wrote. “I’ll be meeting with his family to share my deepest condolences.”
“Taking action is imperative, and I implore my colleagues on the local level to evaluate how we can curb such violence in our communities, and I will continue to push for meaningful gun reforms on the federal level,” he added in a follow-up tweet.
Meeks did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment about when he will be meeting Wallace’s family. Ocasio-Cortez, whose district includes parts of Queens, has been silent since the attack. She has not posted on social media nor did she respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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