The 14-year-old honor student whose dead body was discovered by his father near a Bronx tennis court early Friday morning was likely killed by a stray bullet. According to the Post's police sources, Kemar Brooks was hit in the back of his head by a bullet fired two blocks away. Police found five bullet casings in a basketball court next to the tennis court Bryant was playing on in Haffen Park, and believe there was two shootings, one at around 8 p.m. and another at around midnight. Department sources told the paper that they believe Brooks was slain in the second shooting in a "one-in-a-million" incident of senseless violence, and that the boy was "in the wrong place at the wrong time."

It's not clear if the suspect described to police in the first shooting—a black male in a hooded sweatshirt who fired five or six .38 caliber slugs—had anything to do with the second. According to Kemar's father, Cassell Brooks, his son left home to play tennis at 6 p.m. and never returned. "He'll be by the park from morning til night," Cassell Brooks told NY1. "Sometimes I gotta go over there and call him to eat something 'cause he would just shut in playing tennis all day." A student who was frequently on the honor roll at Bronx Academy of Health Careers, Brooks was an avid bowler and tennis player. "He was someone who was very vibrant and was quite intelligent," Brooks' Sunday school teacher, Carrol Blake, told DNAinfo. "The whole church body is grieving right now."