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Shooting victim dies in mother’s arms outside Brooklyn housing project

March 13, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Shooting victim dies in mother’s arms outside Brooklyn housing project

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Shooting victim dies in mother’s arms outside Brooklyn housing project

A Brooklyn man was shot Saturday in front of his apartment and collapsed into his mother’s arms before he died.

O’Neal Mosley, 24, died in the arms of his mother, Darassalaam Mosley, in front of their home in Bedford-Stuyvesant just before 4 am. O’Neal was struck in the torso and leg.

“He said, ‘Mom, they shot me. I’m dead,'” a heartbroken Mosley, told the New York Daily News. “He fell, and I was kissing my son, doing CPR.”

Karema Rincon, the family’s 17-year-old neighbor, three shots were heard but she “didn’t dare to look” out of fear for her safety.

She continued: “I heard someone scream, ‘Why do you have a gun?’ and then they ran off.”

The victim’s mother was sitting in her ground-floor apartment and lunged for the door as soon as she heard the gunshots.

And when the woman opened the door, her worst nightmares had come true when she noticed her son bleeding from his stomach.

The 24-year-old man was shot outside his Brooklyn apartment early Saturday (Facebook)

The devastated mother said: “I’m trying to find the bullet hole, but it was in his stomach. I was hugging my son. I said, ‘Please, don’t die.'”

O’Neal was raced to Woodhull Hospital, but he couldn’t be saved.

The grief-stricken woman needed the help of her loved one to support her while she was being questioned.

O’Neal was on the honor roll at the Urban Assembly School for Music and Arts.

Also known for his anime and map drawings, he had been employed at a Target in the area.

“Never missed a day of school,” his mother continued. “He was the best kid.”

Residents from the neighborhood alleged that O’Neal – who had just left a party in the area – was murdered over a woman but his mother thinks that he was robbed.

“I was looking for his money,” the mom added. She also noted that O’Neal had not only just been paid for his job, but he had also received his tax refund.

His step-father, Jeremy Mosley, believes that O’Neal had at least $3,000 in his possession when he was murdered.

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