16-year-old killed after he was shot in neck outside Bronx deli; police searching for gunman

WABC logo
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Gunman open fires on teen outside NYC deli
EMBED <>More Videos

Jim Dolan has more on a deadly shooting that took place outside a deli in the Bronx.

MORRISANIA, The Bronx (WABC) -- A 16-year-old boy who was shot outside a deli in the Bronx Wednesday afternoon has died.

Bronx resident James Solano was outside the King Deli and Grocery on Boston Road in Morrisania around 12:10 p.m. when a gunman opened fire.

Surveillance video shows a suspect in a white mask pat the Solano on the back, and then the suspect reaches into his jacket and waits for the teen to walk past him on the street.

It's not clear if the two were still talking, but now the gun is out, and it is aimed. The suspect fires just one shot.

The teen was shot in the neck just outside the deli and then staggered inside.

The gun violence on Wednesday left the whole neighborhood to wonder who will be next.

"All I do is, we pray a lot -- from any violence," resident Louis Hernandez said.

He was taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition and later died.

Police described the suspect, who fled the scene going south on Boston Road, as wearing a black jacket with a light hoodie and white surgical mask. They're still searching for him.

Officials don't know what led to the shooting or what the two may have been talking about.

OTHER NEWS | Father charged with murder of woman, leaving body in Staten Island park

A father has been arraigned on an indictment charging him with the murder of his daughter, officials announced Tuesday.


* More Bronx news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a News Tip