20-Year-Old Indiana University Student Shot, Killed By Stray Bullet In Brooklyn

A young student who was visiting from Indiana was shot and killed by a stray bullet during his first visit to NYC early Saturday morning in Brooklyn. Police say 20-year-old Ethan Williams was among friends sitting on a stoop on Eldert Street in Bushwick when at least seven shots were fired. As the men tried to run inside for cover, officials say Williams was struck in the chest. The victim was rushed to the hospital but did not survive. Williams and his friends rented an Airbnb without researching the area. It was the 20-year-old’s first time in New York. His parents said it is believed that he was pretty much killed instantly from the bullet.

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