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12-year-old shoots his sister in So. Jamaica

Cops mum on ‘link’ to murder gun

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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:14 am, Thu Mar 27, 2014.

A 12-year-old South Jamaica boy was in city custody after shooting his 14-year-old sister in their home on March 14.

And an NYPD spokesman declined to comment Monday on a published report that the gun involved may have been used in the killing of a 48-year-old Jamaica man three days earlier.

The Daily News reported that the boy involved in his sister’s shooting allegedly was brandishing the 22.-caliber pistol in his home, repeatedly pointing it at his sister and pulling the trigger.

The fourth pull sent a bullet into the girl’s abdomen.

The girl was admitted to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Her brother, described in multiple publications as a troubled youth, allegedly has given police conflicting stories about how he obtained the firearm.

The news reported that one of the stories involved him getting the gun from a teenage friend, and that police are looking for the teen in an attempt to garner information on the March 11 shooting death of Mohamed Hamwi.

Hamwi was found shortly after midnight near his 173rd Street home by the corner of 173rd and 105th Avenue. He had been shot in the head and torso.

Published sources said the killing may have been the result of a botched robbery attempt.

At his last community council meeting as commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct last week, Inspector Charles McEvoy did not speculate on a motive.

But he did say that Hamwi was believed to be a man of precise personal habits, such as leaving for and arriving home from work at the exact same time and walking the exact same routes to and from his train.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public also can submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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