17-year-old high school basketball star fatally shot in the Bronx

A 17-year-old high school basketball star was fatally shot in the Bronx late Sunday amid a recent spate in shootings citywide, cops said.

Brandon Hendricks, 17, who graduated from James Monroe High School last week, was gunned down just before midnight on Davidson Avenue near West 176th Street in Morris Heights.

Officers discovered him with a gunshot wound to the neck, and EMS rushed him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests were immediately made, and it’s unclear what led to the shooting.

Hendricks’ basketball coach took to Instagram early Monday, calling him a “charismatic, humble young man.”

He was a “remarkable basketball player” but also “inquisitive and intelligent in the classroom,” the coach wrote.

“I’m pretty certain that the bullets that took Brandon’s life were not meant for him,” the coach added. “He wasn’t that kind of a kid. But those bullets should not have been meant for anyone. We need to find a way to get our young brothers to value not just the lives of others, but to value their lives. Two lives were lost last night.”

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A red cup marks a shell casing at the scene of a shooting at 1706 Davidson Ave. in the Bronx.

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Police officer looks for evidence at the scene of a shooting at 1706 Davidson Ave. in the Bronx.

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