1 man killed, another injured in shooting at Wakefield bodega

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Monday, March 20, 2023
1 man killed, another injured in shooting at Bronx bodega: Police
An argument started inside of the deli, before a 24-year-old was shot in the torso, officials said. Janice Yu reports.

WAKEFIELD, Bronx (WABC) -- A man was shot and killed at a bodega in the Bronx Sunday night.

Officials say an argument led to gunfire at Zoom Zoom deli grill on White Plains Road just before midnight.

The argument started inside the deli before a 24-year-old was shot in the torso, officials said. He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where he later died.

Authorities say a 42-year-old was shot in the leg and is at Montefiore in stable condition.

People who live in this area say they feel unsafe because violence like this continues to happen.

"I just want the place to be safer...Not have to look over your shoulder every minute, every day, every hour," a resident said.

Detectives are still trying to figure out what led up to the shooting, but they say shots were fired inside and outside the deli.

"It's very unsafe, it's unprofessional, it's been going on for years and needs to be stopped and needs to be better," another resident said.

Police say they are searching for two men wearing dark clothing who fled from the scene.

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