Vigil held for 9-year-old boy killed in Queens hit-and-run

JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens — The grief-stricken family of 9-year-old boy mowed down at a busy intersection is calling for change to make the street safer.

“It’s a pain in my heart I can’t heal it’s difficult for me a dad is not supposed be burying his son,” Raul Ampuero said.

Last Saturday, Giovanni Ampuero and his mother were crossing Northern Boulevard shortly after 1 p.m. when a Jeep Compass traveling on 70th Street made a left onto Northern Blvd., striking Giovanni.

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