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Brother of boy killed by stray bullet in Vancouver says the death left a void

Wilfred Wong speaks about his brother Alfred Wong, 15, seen on a television, who was an innocent victim of an alleged gang shooting, during a Vancouver Police news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday January 22, 2018. Wong was hit by a stray bullet as his family was driving in Vancouver on January 13.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
January 22, 2018 - 9:00 PM

VANCOUVER - The brother of an innocent teenage boy killed by a stray bullet in Vancouver says his family is still in shock and his death has left a void.

Fifteen-year-old Alfred Wong was hit by gunfire when his family's car passed a gang shooting in Vancouver on Jan. 13.

He died two days later in hospital.

Vancouver police have said the target of the attack was 23-year-old Kevin Whiteside, who was known to police and also died in hospital.

Wilfred Wong spoke at a news conference today about his younger brother, saying everything is still very raw for his family.

Police Chief Adam Palmer said it has been a decade since gang violence peaked at the levels that are being experienced today as several groups in the Metro Vancouver area battle over drugs.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2018
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