Family of teen slain in East Flatbush speaks out

The family of 15-year-old Dequan Mercurius is looking for answers after he was shot and killed last night near P.S. 119.Another boy was also shot

EAST FLATBUSH - The family of 15-year-old Dequan Mercurius is looking for answers after he was shot and killed last night near P.S. 119.

Another boy was also shot just minutes prior.

"Dequan was a good kid," said his grandmother, Joylyn Drakes. "This is the hardest thing my family is ever going to have to go through in life."

While the family isn't sure why someone would shoot him, residents say the area is plagued by gang violence.

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