The attack with a hammer is at least the second homophobic violence in New York in recent weeks.
The victims were two gay men and a transgender woman.
The teen survived with help from neighbors and is now living on his own.
Giovanni Melton’s mother says that her son was killed after coming out to his father.
Victims say they were verbally and physically attacked.
The victims want justice.
The harrowing incident comes amidst a rise in hate crimes.