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Police are investigating the harrowing circumstances behind an 18-year-old man’s fatal shooting in the south Bronx on Sunday.
The body of Joseph Ozuna was discovered outside of the Mitchel Houses at 175 Alexander Avenue at about 3:40 p.m. yesterday with multiple gunshot wounds to both his head and neck. Ozuna was rushed to nearby Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The NYPD has not made any arrests in the young man’s killing and the investigation remains ongoing.
Ozuna resided at the Mitchel Houses, according to police sources.
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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.