Two arrests made after fatal Bronx double shooting

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
2 arrests in fatal Bronx shooting
Police have made two arrests in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in the Tremont section of the Bronx on Wednesday.

TREMONT, the Bronx (WABC) -- Police have made two arrests in connection to the Wednesday morning shooting of an 18-year-old in the Bronx.

Officers arrested Ariel Velasquez, 19, and Ramon Santos, 28, on several charges, including murder and attempted murder.

The 18-year-old killed in the shooting has been identified as Moise Figueroa.

The victim was shot in a double shooting just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on Morris Avenue in the Tremont section of the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A 19-year-old was also shot in that incident, but is expected to survive.

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