The victim of a mysterious shooting on March 15 in Shelton, Connecticut, has died in a Bridgeport hospital, reports Fox Connecticut. Kristjan Ndoj, 15, was pronounced dead on March 20. He had been in life support since the attack.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He Was Found Shot Just Outside His Friends’ House
According to News 12 Connecticut, neighbors heard two shots on the night of March 15. Just after witnesses saw Ndoj lying on the ground on Agawam Trail (below) outside of a home in Shelton. He did not live at the home, he was visiting friends.
2. A Girl Told Him, ‘My Boyfriend Is Going to Kill You,’
— Noel E McLaren (@NoelMcLaren) March 17, 2014
Police believe that he may have been threatened on social media just prior to the shooting. Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky told The Shelton Herald that cops are looking into whether or not he was threatened prior to going to Agawam Trail. His aunt told WTNH that before the shooting, a girl told him, “My boyfriend is going to kill you.” Cops have been made aware of this threat. A classmate of Ndoj told WVIT-TV, a girl’s boyfriend threatened Ndoj before the shooting, the slain 15-year-old was allegedly told, “If he hangs out with her or talks to her anymore, there’s going to be problems.”
3. Ndoj Was Described as a ‘Good Kid’
One school friend described Ndoj as a “good kid” who didn’t get into trouble. He was a student at Shelton High School where he was a sophomore. Shelton Public Schools Superintendent told the media on March 20, “Obviously this is a very somber time…for the entire Shelton community.”
Somber day at SHS. School support staff doing excellent job meeting with students and staff in need.
— Dr. Beth A. Smith (@SHSHeadmaster) March 17, 2014
4. Ndoj Was Shot Multiple Times
RIP to Kristjan Ndoj. No child deserves to be killed in any manner, but to be shot in the head.. That makes it even worse. #Justice4Kristjan
— Kelvin D'Andray✒ (@Kelvin_DAndray) March 20, 2014
He suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and head. An attorney for his family said in a statement that Ndoj, “will always be remembered as a bright boy with natural athletic ability and wisdom beyond his years.”
5. There’s a Fundraising Effort on For His Family
Ndoj and his family are an active part of the Albanian community in the town of Shelton. A GoFundMe.com page to help his family had generated over $10,000 at the time of his death. One prominent businessman in Shelton donated $1,000 to the cause, reports The Shelton Herald.