A senseless act of violence was mourned in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Friday, a 12-year-old boy eating dinner with his family in a parked car was shot dead by thugs who opened fire in what appeared to be a case of mistaken identity.
Kade Lewin, who lived in Flatlands with his mother, was remembered by friends and family as a quiet “good son” as the city witnessed yet another horrific shooting, part of a recent spate of violence.
The boy’s barber and a coworker of his mother’s at the Faith Beauty Salon in the neighborhood told The Post they were devastated by the death of young Kade.
“I’ve been cutting his hair for three years now. “He was here three weeks ago,” said the 52-year-old barber, who did not want to be identified.
“He is a nice little boy — intelligent, always well-groomed,” he said, adding that the boy used to wear his hair in a mohawk style.
His killing amplifies a spate of gun violence that has rocked the city — and is just the latest to involve a child.
Just last week, a 3-year-old was hit by gunfire outside of a Brownsville, Brooklyn day care center and a 7-year-old was grazed by a stray bullet in Coney Island.
An 11-month-old girl was hit by a stray bullet in The Bronx in January.
Who is Kade Lewin?
Kade was shot in the head while sitting in a car at East 56th Street and Linden Boulevard in East Flatbush just after 7:45 p.m. Thursday, police said.
A 20-year-old female relative who was also in the vehicle was wounded. An 8-year-old girl was also in the car when the gunshots rang out.
The 20-year-old woman was shot multiple times, but is expected to survive, authorities said. The girl was not hit by the gunfire.