By Kerry Burke and Michael White
Daily News Staff Writers
A 13-year-old boy was gunned down in the lobby of a Brooklyn housing project Tuesday night, and police have no idea why he was targeted, officials said.
Sunny Carter was shot five times about 6:45 p.m. in a Tompkins Ave. building in Bedford-Stuyvesant's Tompkins Houses, cops said.
He was pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital.
Cops: Teen Jamel Carter ambushed by rival drug dealers
New York Daily News
A 14-year-old boy gunned down in a Brooklyn housing project was lured to an ambush by rival drug dealers, witnesses and police said Wednesday.
Tantalized by the prospect of free marijuana, Jamel (Sunny) Carter walked into the lobby of a Tompkins Houses building and was shot five times by a pair of teenagers, a witness said.
"They set him up," said the witness, who refused to give her name for fear of retribution. "He was destined to die."
Mom: Dead child was set up
AM New York
The grieving mother of 14-year-old Jamel "Sonny" Carter said yesterday her son was set up and witnesses know who shot him to death in the lobby of a Brooklyn building.
"My baby was set up. He was with four other people and nothing happened to them," said Tajuana Albritton, 31.
"He never hangs out at 85," she said, referring to the number of a building at Bedford-Stuyvesant's Tompkins Houses notorious for its gangland-style killings. "My son was set up to go to that building."
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ON TUESDAY, 11/06/07 AT APPROX. 1845 HRS, IN THE LOBBY OF 85 TOMPKINS AVE IN THE CONFINES OF THE 79 PCT, POLICE RESPONDED TO A 911 CALL OF A MALE SHOT AT THE LOCATION. UPON ARRIVAL, POLICE DISCOVERED A M/B/14 WITH MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO HIS TORSO. EMS ALSO RESPONDED AND TRANSPORTED THE VICTIM TO WOODHULL HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DOA.
THERE ARE NO ARRESTS AT THIS TIME, AND THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.
SUNNY CARTER, M/B/14
919 MYRTLE AVE 7H