Manhattan, New York
East Harlem grieved after losing Samuel
New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood is a maze of bodegas and soul food restaurants. It is a community that blends Italian, Latino and Afro-American cultures.
All walks of life coexist in “El Barrio,” but not always peacefully. East Harlem historically has the highest violent crime rate in Manhattan, with 406 counts of theft and 247 counts of assault from April to October of 2018.
Samuel Ozuna, 17, was shot multiple times in front of a building in East Harlem's George Washington Carver Houses on April 24, 2018, at around 8:38 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
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