2 men shot, killed after dispute at baby shower in the Bronx: Police source

ByChantee Lans WABC logo
Sunday, February 13, 2022
2 men killed in shooting that stemmed from dispute at baby shower: Police
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Two men were killed during a shooting that police believe started from an argument at a baby shower in the Bronx Saturday night. Chantee Lans has new details.

BEDFORD PARK, Bronx (WABC) -- Two men were killed during a shooting that police believe started from an argument at a baby shower in the Bronx Saturday night.

Police say the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. on East 198th Street near Webster Avenue in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx.

According to a police source, a 28-year-old and a 24-year-old were attending a baby shower in a hall on the second floor of a building near the location when a fight started outside.

It spilled around the corner on 198th Street which is where the shooting happened.

According to authorities, the 28-year-old man shot the 24-year-old, and then a friend of the 24-year-old came out of the building, got a hold of the gun and shot the 28-year-old, who also may have been stabbed.

Police found the 24-year-old with a gunshot wound to the torso and the 28-year-old with a gunshot wound to the face.

Both men were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

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It's unclear what the men were arguing about.

Police say all three men are from New Rochelle.

This deadly shooting comes as gun violence continues to rise in New York City.

Neighbors work up Sunday morning, deeply disturbed.

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"This was bound to happen because with the craziness going on around here it will continue to happen as well," one resident said. "This is not the first time it will continue happening because it's really out of control over here. I don't know how the city is going to prevent this from happening, the police department. But it's very very bad."

The 28-year-old friend was taken into custody by police. Charges are pending.

Police recovered a firearm.

Upon further investigation, police say they are looking for an additional suspect and released photos of the man they are searching for.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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