The gang, whose eight supposed members are now in custody, confessed through social media that they might have killed the wrong person.
15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was reportedly dragged out of a store and got involved in a brutal New York murder.
Since his death, many people from the Bronx expressed their grief and mourned for the teenager.
A relative told CBS News that the gang in question confessed on social media that it had mistaken the boy’s identity and wrongfully attacked him.
Reports revealed that the gang members thought he had leaked a sex tape of one of the members’ relatives. For more details about the attackers, follow us at AmoMama USA
For Guzman-Feliz’s family, they said the apology was not enough and demanded justice.
"No sorry, no [apology] is going to bring my son back. He was a good and sweet kid," said Leandra Feliz, who is the boy’s mother.
She added, “I'm very thankful for the support from everybody. Makes me feel like sure my son gonna have justice.”
The 15-year-old, who was fondly called Junior, was attacked by five men. Despite being beaten and stabbed, he was able to walk himself to a hospital afterward. Unfortunately, he still passed away.
The victim’s father, Lesandro Guzman, went home immediately from his job in Florida after he found out about his son.
Guzman-Feliz’s suspected assailants are believed to be members of a gang named the “Trinitarios.”
Members of the victim’s family suggested that the 15-year-old was innocent and it was a mistaken identity case.
The parents said Guzman-Feliz dreamt of working as a detective someday. In fact, he was a member of a program for high school students called NYPD Explorers.
As a call for justice, social media users have used the hashtag “Justice for Junior” to make his story known all over the world.
The GoFundMe page that was made for the family already raised $240,000. Cardi B, a rapper born and raised in the Bronx, gave $8,000 as a donation.
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