By Sarah Keane • 25 October 2020 • 18:17
20-year-old student killed by stray bullet while on ‘dream trip’ in Brooklyn, New York.
Ethan Williams, a 20-year-old Indiana University student, was visiting New York City for the first time when he was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a stoop on Eldert Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Police say paramedics rushed to the scene after one of seven bullets fired hit Ethan in the chest early on Saturday morning, October 24; he was rushed to hospital but tragically did not survive.
Williams’ father said Ethan was a sophomore in the film media program at Indiana University and had a girlfriend of six years.
“He has a massive, massive heart, he loved people a lot,” Williams said. “There’s irony to me that that was the life that was taken. You know, the life of someone that wanted to give his life back to helping people.”
His family said Williams had saved all summer for tickets, and finally got the opportunity to come to New York to film a short documentary.
Officers have not yet made any arrests or released information about a possible suspect.
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