August 28, 2018


Him and his friends we're walking back home through the development when someone started shooting in broad daylight


As a crime victim, he may be eligible for compensation through the victim's compensation fund. See For a civil suit against NYCHA, the challenge is establishing that your son's shooting could have been prevented by anything NYCHA could have done; since it happened outdoors, that seems unlikely. NYCHA - as an agency of local government - also would not have liability for a third person's actions resulting in injury unless they owed a special duty of care to your son. There may be other factors not mentioned in your question, so you should see a personal injury lawyer about it to explore all of the circumstances.

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