Ethan Williams, of Indianapolis, was sitting on a stoop in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn with a group of friends when several shots were fired at about 2:30 a.m., police said. Williams was shot in the chest.
"I remember in my head there were 5 shots deliberately," a neighbor who lived nearby told FOX 5 NY. "One of his friends says 'He's shot' and he collapsed on the step."
EMS rushed him to Wyckoff Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
According to a neighbor, the young student was in town with a group of friends renting an Airbnb in order to make skateboarding videos.
A spokesman for Indiana University told FOX 5 NY that Williams was a current student and that "we are reaching out to the family after what appears to be a terribly tragic circumstance."
No arrests have been made and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
With the Associated Press.
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