17-year-old teenager shot in the head on Bronx street
17-year-old teen was killed in Bronx Thursday afternoon.
Kather Werts was fatally shot on Hoe Ave. near E. 174th St. just after 4:45 p.m., police said. He was shot in the head.
EMT and police officers arrived at the scene were trying hard to bring him back to life but couldn’t save him. He was pronounced dead in St. Barnabas Hospital where he was immediately transported.
According to the witnesses, there were two shots.
“He was shot in the back of the head. He was just 17 years old. He was a good kid who loved his mother. He was soft like a teddy bear," said another neighbor. “I didn’t expect this to happen to him.”
The were no arrests made, police said. Two suspects seen fleeing the scene are sought by the police.