Arrest made in deadly shooting near Bronx playground

NewsCopter 7 over a deadly shooting in the Morrisania section of the Bronx on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

April 12, 2013 5:28:27 AM PDT
Police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting that left a man fatally wounded near a playground in the Bronx.

The shooting happened in the Morrisania section around 2 p.m. Thursday at 730 East 163rd Street.

Investigators said a man, identified as 28-year-old Mario Thomas, was shot several times and rushed in critical condition to Lincoln Hospital, where he later died.

Now, 24-year-old Gregory Forbes, of the Bronx, is charged with murder.

The shooting took place in close proximity to a playground in the McKinley Houses.

Forbes also faces weapons charges.