Kid plays with gun.
And, of course, relatives are screaming, “HE’S A “NICE KEED” WHO “DINDOO NUFFIN, SENOR!”
Set up GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses. Last I checked funerals do not cost $20,000 but that’s what they want and a bunch of saps have contributed.
Derek Cosme, who was 15, died after handling the weapon in the kitchen.
His family are now demanding to know how he was able to get his hands on the gun while there were no adults present.
Just moments before his death he had texted his mother, Luz Vasquez, asking her to pick him up.
She arrived at the Long Island home to learn of the tragedy.
Derek’s aunt, Rosa Vasquez, told the New York Daily News: ‘We need answers. As an adult, who leaves a gun out of a safe lock?
‘From what I understand, there were no adults there. It was only kids.’
She said her nephew and his friend were ‘good kids’, and added: ‘So I can’t say nothing bad about them.’
The teenager had earlier texted his mother at 6.40pm asking her if she could pick him up at 8pm.
When she arrived, having sent two messages which he did not reply to, she and Derek’s sister found police and ambulance workers at the scene.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay the cost of the 15-year-old’s funeral.
The page, put up by Derek’s sister Jasmine, said: ‘He was very outgoing, friendly, smart and just loved by so many.
‘No family should carry such a burden alone. We are asking for help to relieve our family of the stress of these expenses, for all who loved Derek and our family to come together to provide a beautiful ceremony that he deserves.
‘There is no possible way to describe how my family and I are feeling but his memories will forever live through us and our hearts.’
Glen Cove Det Lt John Nagle told Newsday: ‘Kids got access to a gun, playing games and this is what happened.
‘It’s not clear if they were playing any specific game or whether it was horseplay with the gun.’