Support is growing for a 17-year-old Essex County boy who was killed along with eight other males earlier this month during a "violent" shooting spree in Newark.
Officers responded to Quitman Street in Newark on Nov. 16 and found Ya-Shawn Hansen and another male suffering from gunshot wounds, RLS Media reports citing local police.
Both victims were taken to University Hospital, where Hansen died a few days later on Nov. 19, the news outlet says.
Nearly $2,000 had been donated to a GoFundMe page set up for his funeral expenses.
"Duty was a very kind and loving young man who loved his family and his peers," the page's founder Barbara Waiters wrote.
He was always smiling."
No arrests have been made.
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