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Teen fatally shot in the head on same Far Rockaway street where his brother was killed in 2012, police say

For one heartbroken Queens mom, city gun violence has struck again, three years and three tough blocks apart.

Neshawn Plummer, 16, was shot in the head and fatally wounded on the same stretch in Far Rockaway where his older brother was gunned down in July 2012, police said Tuesday.

"In spite of my pain today, I have no more tears to cry," Sharon Plummer posted Tuesday on Facebook shortly before her boy lost his fight for his life at Long Island Jewish Hospital.

Neshawn Plummer was blasted about 9:50 p.m. Sunday at Seagirt Ave. and Beach 26th St. after he was approached by two men on foot, police sources said.

[The two] men are seen fleeing on foot, while another climbs into a waiting vehicle.

Elder brother Shawn Plummer, 18, was killed three blocks away at Seagirt and Beach 29th St. on July 13, 2012, with a single shot to the head.

The investigation into his murder remains open, cops said.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...et-corner-brother-died-cops-article-1.2344166
 

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When Sharon Plummer's teenage son was murdered on a Far Rockaway street in 2012, she made it her mission to keep his kid brother safe.

The grieving mom moved Neshawn, who was then 13, to a quiet block in Brooklyn to get him away from the gangs and bloodshed of their old neighborhood.

"She said to herself, 'I lost my son here, I need to have a fresh start,' " family friend Lakia Echols told The Post.

But her efforts were in vain.

Neshawn died on Tuesday after he was ambushed and shot in the head Sunday at Seagirt Avenue and Beach 26th Street - just two blocks from the scene of his brother's murder.

He'd been sneaking back to the old neighborhood, sources said.

"Who can explain this?" Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said of the family's double tragedy. "His brother was murdered [almost] on the same corner."

Speaking about the murders on MSBNC's "Morning Joe," the top cop cited the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's controversial 1965 report, "The ***** Family: The Case For National Action."

"He was right on the money," Bratton said of Moynihan, concerning "the disintegration of family, the disintegration of values. There is something going on in our society and our inner cities.

"We have, unfortunately, a very large population of many young people who have grown up in an environment in which the . . . traditional norms and values are not there," Bratton said.

Meanwhile, the mom went on social media to beg for help finding her son's killer.

"For the person or persons that murdered my 16 year old son Neshawn Plummer how far can you run," Plummer wrote on Facebook, alongside surveillance video of the suspects provided by cops.

"Please if anyone knows anything. . . get justice for my baby I never in my life time hurt anyone."

The video shows two suspects - one with a hood pulled over his head - running from the scene.

Neshawn's slaying remained unsolved as of Tuesday night.

Plummer declined to comment following a visit to the hospital where Neshawn lay near death earlier Tuesday.

Plummer with her sons NeShawn (left) and Shawn, who was killed in 2012, in an undated Facebook photo.
Her eldest surviving son, who wouldn't give his name, said only, "She's been through a lot."

Plummer pal Echols said the mom had done everything she could to keep Neshawn safe; the kid had never been arrested.

"At the end of the day, you, as a parent try to do so much to provide a safe environment for your child, and sometimes the child wants to go off on their own path, not realizing the struggles that you, as a parent, have to go through," said Echols, who runs a neighborhood youth group called Make My Mother Proud.

"For me, seeing that she moved and tried her best, at the end of the day, no matter how good of a parent you are, you are going to have that one who is going to do what he wants to do."
 
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