Sep

13

Tayshana Murphy, 18, Killed At Grant Houses Sunday

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Tayshana Murphy, a high school senior who happened to be one of the nation’s top-ranked basketball players, was shot and killed in the early hours of Sunday morning in Grant Houses on 123rd Street.

DNA Info reports that police have identified two suspects in the murder, and that Murphy seems to have been the victim of a “long-running feud between Grant Houses and Manhattanville Houses” on 129th Street.

Spectator has a story with reactions from the neighborhood.

Murphy was a senior at Murry Bergtraum High School in Lower Manhattan, where she was nicknamed “Chicken” by her friends.

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous  

    What are they? Never heard of them

  2. Anonymous  

    Grant Houses is actually between Lasalle and 125th, next to the 1 station.

  3. Anonymous  

    A tragedy. RIP.

  4. bmp

    Indeed a tragedy - if only gang shootings were all suicide/murders.

  5. Anonymous  

    I walked by Grant Houses on Monday and there was a big memorial service and vigil outside the complex. This is a very sad story.

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