Hempstead Shooting Leaves Boy, 16, Dead

A 16-year-old boy was shot to death in Hempstead late Friday night about two miles across town from the scene of a recent double murder that remains unsolved, Nassau County police said.

Hempstead village police officers responded to a 911 call made from outside of a home on Bennett Avenue near the corner of Amherst Street, where they found Robert Brown of Westbury suffering from a gunshot wound shortly before midnight, police said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead two hours later.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.