Shots fired in Kade Lewin’s murder in New York wrecked business

The East Flatbush neighborhood where 12-year-old Kade Lewin was brutally murdered is reeling from the tragedy, which left bullet holes in a nearby business and the owner feared for his life.

The shots went through the building’s windows and the wall, destroying a mirror in the process, said the woman, who only identified herself as Patricia.

“I didn’t know bullets came through windows. The cops saw them and told me,” the beautician said, that she was not in the basement at the time of the 7:45 p.m. shooting.

Kade Lewin, 12, was shot to death by thugs who opened fire on the car he was sitting in with his 20-year-old cousin.

“I panicked. I was shaking,” she said. “My God, I wasn’t there. I could have been a part of this. That’s where I normally work. Sometimes my daughter sits in that chair.”

Kade, who lived in the Flatlands with his mother Suzette, was shot to death by thugs who opened fire in what may have been a case of mistaken identity, according to law enforcement sources.

Kade’s 20-year-old cousin was in the driver’s seat and was injured. An 8-year-old cousin in the back seat was uninjured.

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Bullets tore through a nearby beauty salon during the attack.
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The bullets shattered a mirror in the living room.
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The beautician said she saw a woman trying to revive Kade.

“She was holding her head,” he said. “It’s just terrifying. You are afraid to be on the road. Now you are afraid to be at home. I could have been killed in my own home. This is going to take a while to process.”

On Saturday, neighbors paid tribute to the slain boy at a makeshift memorial near the site of the shooting.

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Kade Lewin’s family and friends remember the boy as smart, humble, and a good “A student.”
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Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Kade Lewin at E. 56th Street and Linden Blvd.
Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Kade Lewin at E. 56th Street and Linden Blvd.
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Friends and family who spoke to The Post on Saturday remembered Kade as a smart kid who was the apple of his mother’s eye.

“Stunning student,” said a man who identified himself as Kade’s older brother.

“That woman grew her baby so well. She didn’t leave him on the street,” said Janet Moses, a family friend who was paying her respects at the memorial. “I can not believe it. That’s her baby. Jesus Christ. That is the heart of him. He was so humble, a nice kid.”

Suzette Lewis
Kade lived with his mother Suzette Lewin in Flatlands.
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“That little boy is everything to Suzie.”

Additional reporting by Khristina Narizhnaya and Melissa Klein


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