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Brandon Hendricks, estrella de basquetbol, muere a los 17 años en un tiroteo en NY

Brandon Hendricks, estrella de basquetbol de 17 años, recibió una herida en el cuello tras ser víctima de un tiroteo en Nueva York, lamentablemente murió en el hospital

por Aly Valenzuela

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Nueva York, Estados Unidos.- El pasado domingo 29 de junio la estrella del basquetbol de 17 años, Brandon Hendricks, murió cuando recibió un balazo en la ciudad de Bronx, Nueva York.

Hendricks recibió un disparo en el cuello y fue declarado muerto en un hospital local. Según sus familiares, el joven se dirigía a una barbacoa de cumpleaños de un amigo.

Autoridades aún no ha podido identificar al autor del tiroteo, pero afirman que el adolescente fue una víctima inocente que estaba en el lugar equivocado.

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Por su parte, el entrenador de Hendricks, Nigel Thompson, lamentó la trágica noticia por medio de redes sociales señalando que era un "líder dentro y fuera de la cancha".

Estoy bastante seguro de que las balas que le quitaron la vida a Brandon no eran para él. No era ese tipo de niño. Pero esas balas no deberían haber sido para nadie. Necesitamos encontrar una manera de hacer que nuestros hermanos jóvenes valoren no solo la vida de los demás, sino que también valoren sus vidas", escribió Thompson.

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RIP Diddy u2764ufe0f I have so many fond memories of the short time that I spent with Brandon while he was with us on this Earth. He was a charismatic, humble young man. He listened and respected everyone. He was an awesome team mate. Thoughtful, kind and caring. Full of life and positivity. Iu2019ve never met anyone who had anything bad to say about him. He was a remarkable basketball player. Incredible handle and quickness. He was our leader on and off the floor for the past 2 seasons. Just graduated from HS two days ago. His whole life ahead of him...why did he have to be taken from us so soon? I have so many special memories of Brandon that Iu2019ll treasure for ever. Many of them on the court during our countless hours of practice. Many of them in the games. Win or lose we could always count on him to fight and give his best. Some of my fondest memories of Brandon was not on the court but in my Geometry class. Brandon was so inquisitive and intelligent. His questions, thoughtfulness and summaries always moved the class forward. He would bounce around the class helping his classmate until they got it. His effort in class was equal to his effort on the court...why was he taken away so soon? What can we do as a community and a society to prevent our Princes from killing each other so senselessly? Iu2019m pretty certain that the bullets that took Brandonu2019s life were not meant for him. He wasnu2019t that kind of a kid. But those bullets should not have been meant for anyone. We need to find a way to get our young brothers to value not just the lives of others, but to value their lives. Two lives were lost last night. Two families will be devastated, and our hearts will be eternally broken. The senseless violence has to stop. Weu2019ve lost a special part of our family. RIP Brandon. u2764ufe0fu2764ufe0fu2764ufe0fu2764ufe0fu2764ufe0f Coach Thompson

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