A 16-year-old is dead and a 24-year-old is fighting for his life after a shooting on the Lower East Side Friday night. Police said as of now there are no arrests - but four men were seen fleeing the scene.
“He was going to change his life around he just came back from doing eight months,” Oliver Levine Sr. said when he came to the site of the shooting Saturday.
Oliver Levine Sr. gets emotional thinking about his son Isaiah. Police said the teenager was fatally shot at the intersection of Delancey and Suffolk streets.
He was brought to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Levine said his son just came home from serving time in juvenile detention and was going to turn his life in a positive direction.
“He asked me 'Dad can I come live with you', I said 'yes.' I said 'I’ll be there Tuesday to get you,'” Levine Sr. said.
Isaiah’s older brother Oliver Levine Jr. said this all happened when Isaiah and a group of his friends were shooting a music video.
Sources said Isiah was affiliated with a gang and had been arrested before.
Levine Jr. came to the site of the shooting with this message.
“I want to tell other young men my age the streets don’t care about you -- go to school, graduate,” Levine Jr. said.
Police said a 24-year-old was also shot in the thigh. He is in stable but serious condition at Mount Sinai Beth Israel after being taken there by private means.