NYC SHOOTINGS: Perps sought for Bronx assault, four shot elsewhere citywide

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By Robert Pozarycki and Todd Maisel

Detectives in the Bronx are now looking for two men responsible for shooting a man in the leg in the Bronx last Saturday night.

Cops said the incident happened at 9:31 p.m. on Nov. 21 in front of an apartment building on Crotona Avenue between Grote and East 183rd Streets in Belmont.

According to law enforcement sources, the unidentified male shooter, accompanied by a second man who served as a lookout, approached the 17-year-old male victim and fired three shots at him, striking him once in the leg.

Detectives believe the shooting was in retaliation for an earlier incident at the same location.

Following the gunfire, both the shooter and his accomplice fled southbound along Crotona Avenue, with the lookout heading inside a nearby apartment building and the gunman heading back northbound along Crotona Avenue to an unknown location.

Paramedics rushed the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.

On Nov. 27, the NYPD released photos and video of the two suspects. Cops described the shooter as a man with a light complexion between 16 and 18 years of age, who was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt with a white drawstring, dark colored pants, dark colored sneakers and a dark blue baseball cap with the Statue of Liberty next to the New York Yankees logo.

Police described his accomplice as a man with a dark complexion between 16 and 18 years of age who wore a red-and-blue jacket, an orange sweatshirt with the NASA logo across the chest, blue jeans and dark-colored sneakers.

The accomplice (left) with the shooter.Photo courtesy of NYPD

Then six people were wounded in citywide gunfire between Sunday night and Monday morning across the city.

Some of the overnight shootings were attributed to continued gang warfare that has claimed hundreds of victims this year.

At 7:37 p.m. on Nov. 29, police said, officers from the 43rd Precinct responded to a call shots fired at 1760 Watson Ave. in the Soundview area of the Bronx. Upon arriving, they found a 40-year-old man shot in the shoulder.

He was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where he was expected to survive his wound. Police said he was not cooperative with investigators.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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