29-year-old man dead, 3 others shot by gunmen riding scooters in the Bronx

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
1 dead, 3 others shot by gunmen riding scooters in the Bronx
Anthony Carlo has the breaking details of a deadly shooting in the Mount Eden section of the Bronx.

MOUNT EDEN, Bronx (WABC) -- Gunmen riding scooters shot and killed one person and wounded three others in the Bronx Tuesday.

The four victims, men between the ages of 23 and 37, were standing on the southwest corner of East Mount Eden Avenue and Townsend Avenue in Mount Eden around 6:15 p.m. when they were shot by suspects riding two scooters.

NYPD officials say two rear passengers, one on each scooter, pulled out guns and fired 10 rounds at the victims.

NYPD officials hold an update after four people were shot, leaving one dead, in the Bronx.

Chris, a flower shop owner, heard every shot, as if the bullets were flying into his store.

"I said, what's going on? After we heard the shots, we stayed in the back of the store because we don't want to get killed," he said.

Three of the victims were shot in the leg. The fourth victim, a 29-year-old man who was shot in the chest and leg, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The suspects, who wore masks and hoodies, fled on the scooters heading northbound on Townsend Avenue towards the Cross Bronx Expressway.

Police say one male is in custody, but it's unclear if they are directly tied to the shooting.

It's not clear yet if there was a motive, or if the victims were the intended targets.

Police are also investigating whether or not the shooting was gang-related.

Police say 2,500 scooters, dirt bikes and ATV's have been confiscated in the Bronx since January. They have also made 1,300 arrests involving people who use scooters to commit crimes.

"That could be anywhere from unregistered scooter, stolen scooter, suspended license," said NYPD Deputy Commissioner Kaz Daughtry. "Stopping an individual, doing a warrant check, guess what... gun recovered."

One thing is clear: residents want more gun arrests, especially in response to Tuesday night's shooting.

"Yes, they may hit their target, but there can be a lot of collateral damage," said resident Julio Delgado. "They could hit a mom, a grandma, a child that's walking around."


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