Bronx gang member pleads guilty to 2018 shooting in Nelson Playground

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On Monday, Marvin Gamoneda of the Bronx pleaded guilty to attempted murder among other charges and faces life in prison for a shooting at Nelson Playground in 2018.

“Today, Marvin Gamoneda admitted his responsibility for a brazen shooting in the middle of the afternoon in a playground in the Bronx,” said U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss. “During the shooting, two individuals, including a child, were hit. We continue our daily work with our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe and to vigorously investigate acts of gang violence.”

According to the indictment Gamoneda was part of the Woodycrime criminal enterprise.

Members and associates of Woodycrime sold drugs, such as crack cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and MDMA or “ecstasy.” On June 7, 2018, Gamoneda and others shot at a rival gang member in the vicinity of the Nelson Playground, during which two victims, including a 13-year-old child, were injured.

Gamoneda, 34, pled guilty to attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, which carries a maximum sentence of life and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison. He will be sentenced July 30.

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