This can't be accurate.
See, it's illegal for a 16 year old boy to have a gun in NYC. And since gun bans are the solution (or so we've been told) since they keep guns away from bad guys, it stands to reason that the boy in question can't have a gun, and therefore can't shoot anyone.
Unless, maybe, the laws prohibiting gun ownership are ignored by criminals.
Nah, couldn't be.