Somebody Got Murdered: Rule 1, Don't Mess Around with Guns


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DATE: Saturday, June 13, 10:28 p.m.
LOCATION: 7511 15th Ave., Brooklyn

A Long Island teenager is dead after a gun went off and struck him in the head while his friends were playing with the firearm at a party in Brooklyn.

Phillip Levy, 17, of Wantagh, is dead, and his friend, 33-year-old Scott Bruno has been arrested on a murder charge.

Newsday reports that Bruno took out a gun during the party and began firing it into a wall. One of the bullets missed the wall and hit Levy. He was declared dead at the scene.

The victim's mom told Newsday that her son would be a senior at MacArthur High School in Levittown. She said he was a natural performer.

"He was always cracking us up," the mom said. "He could have been in the theater."

Know anything about the incident or the victim? Drop us a line at grayman@villagevoice.com

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