75-year-old man, believed to be bystander, shot by 2 on moped in NYC

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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The man, believed to be an innocent bystander, was shot in the Tremont section of the Bronx over the weekend.

TREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- A 75-year-old man believed to be an innocent bystander was shot by two men on a moped in the Bronx over the weekend, and police are hoping a surveillance image of the gunmen will lead to an arrest.

It happened just before 2:30 p.m. in front of 921 East 180th Street in the Tremont section.

Authorities say the two men on the moped discharged a handgun multiple times at an unknown group of individuals.

The 75-year-old victim was walking by at the time and sustained a gunshot wound to his left thigh.

He was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.

The individuals fled in an unknown direction, and no arrests have been made at this time.

Police say there is no indication the victim was targeted, but the investigation is ongoing.

The incident was one of nine shootings with 12 victims in New York City Sunday.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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