Angellyh Yambo Way: Kingsbridge Heights street renamed in honor of slain teen

The teen’s father, Manuel Yambo, says the gathering was a moving experience.

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2023, 5:07 PM

Updated 415 days ago

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A street was renamed Saturday in honor of a teen who was fatally shot last year.  
Officials say 16-year-old Angellyh Yambo was hit by a stray bullet from a ghost gun outside her high school. She was not the intended target. 
The intersection outside the building she grew up in was co-named Angellyh Yambo Way as a tribute to the late teen.   
"She was raised here. This was the proper thing to do,” said her mother, Yanely Henriquez. “Let's celebrate where she lived and was loved by all." 
The teen’s father, Manuel Yambo, says the gathering was a moving experience.  
"This is the very place that Angellyh was born, raised and loved,” he said.  
Following her death, Yambo’s family members created a nonprofit called the Angellyh Yambo Foundation in the hopes of preventing future tragedies.  
The slain teen’s family members wore shirts bearing the name of the foundation at the gathering.  
"We want to make a change. We want to work closely with the schools to make that difference in a child’s life. We have programs we want to pilot,” said Yambo’s aunt, Mary Hernandez. 
Elected officials such as Mayor Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson were also present.  
“We lost an angel,” said Adams.  
“She is a daughter of our borough. She was the hope and the future that we all have for our children," said Gibson.  
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