15-year-old Queens girl shot in the head, dies
A 15-year-old girl died early Saturday after she was shot in the head inside a Far Rockaway, Queens, apartment, officials said. Wilta Wordsworth was with another girl inside the seventh-floor apartment on Collier Ave. near Briar Place just after noon on Friday when she was shot, officials and witnesses said.
Moments later, the teen's friend could be heard screaming.
"My oldest daughter heard what happened," said neighbor Damon Neal, 52. "She was saying some girl knocked on her door saying 'Help me, help me.'
Wilta died of her injuries at St. John's Hospital early Saturday morning, police said.
Two men seen fleeing the building moments after the shooting were ultimately captured and were being questioned. Charges were pending.
A motive for the shooting was not immediately disclosed. A shell casing and other evidence were found inside the apartment, cops said.
With Laura Bult