Shooting at Yonkers Tapas Bar leaves 1 employee dead, another injured

YONKERS, New York (WABC) -- An investigation is underway into a deadly shooting at a bar in Yonkers Sunday morning.

Yonkers Police say the shooting occurred at Duo Tapas Bar and Lounge on Yonkers Ave just after 2:00 a.m.

Moments before the incident video shows a fight in front of the bar on Yonkers Ave.

Witnesses believe the suspect got a gun out of a car and came back shooting.

That's when everyone scattered to get away from the bullets.

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But two employees couldn't escape in time and were struck, both were transported to a nearby hospital where one died from his injuries.

"This was an absolutely horrific incident that happened here last night, the loss of a young life," said Yonkers City Councilmember John Rubbo.

Deejay Esco was celebrating his birthday in the tapas bar and witnessed the scene unfold.

"I just get so sad because he was in the crossfire, was he downstairs when this happened," said Esco.

Police say a person of interest has been identified and is in police custody.

According to his social media, the owner of Duo Tapas Bar is a retired NYPD detective.

People living here tell me this bar is a constant source of problems with fights and other issues happening out front.

"You're opening up a Pandora's box when you open up to this crowd, always looking for trouble," said one resident.

So far police have made one arrest and detectives are working to find out more information. Criminal charges have not yet been filed.



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