1 dead, 2 injured in triple shooting on Gerard Ave.

A triple shooting on Gerard Avenue near East 168th Street left a teenager dead and two others wounded Monday night, police say.

Authorities say Ruben Redman, 15, was killed in a shootout between two groups of men at 1225 Gerard Ave. at around 9:15 p.m. Two other teens, both 17 years old, were taken to Lincoln Hospital with graze wounds to the head and leg.

According to police, the altercation that resulted in the fatal shooting may have started with an argument over graffiti.

Redman's neighbors say the teen loved to draw graffiti on paper, but he was never involved in gang-related activities.

"He's actually [a] fun, nice person," says Marilyn Dumeng, "and I would describe him as my brother."

So far, no arrests have been made in the case.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."