1 killed, 1 injured in Mt. Hope shooting

1 killed, 1 injured in Mt. Hope shooting
Photo by Edwin Soto

One man is dead while another fights for his life after being shot this past Sunday in Mount Hope.

According to police, the shootings occurred on Sunday, December 11 at 7 p.m. near East 175th Street and Weeks Avenue.

A 41-year-old man identified as Jose Morales was pronounced dead on arrival after sustaining a gun shot wound to the head.

An unidentified 25-year-old man was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition after being shot twice in the face and once in the back.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are kept strictly confidential.