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Nigerian Boy Shot Dead In US

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Timothy Oyebola, the Nigerian Boy shot dead in US

Timothy Oyebola, a 16-year-old Nigerian boy who lived in Jamaica, Queens and attended Brooklyn Ascend HS, has died. Shot in the head while playing basketball at a Brooklyn park.

He was likely not the intended target, police said.

He was in the Chester Playground in Brownsville at 4 p.m. when he was gunned down.

“As they were playing, shots were fired into the park. The shots were fired quite a distance away — over 100 feet,” said NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper.

The high-achieving academic teen and his sister came to the US from Lagos in 2013.

“My son was a calm, quiet, obedient child, ” grieving dad David Oyebola told The Post.

“He’s intelligent. He loved sports and basketball. Very ambitious.

He’s a boy who had a brighter future. He was constantly going for what he wanted to do in life. He wanted to become a doctor or an engineer.”

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