NYPD investigating two Bronx deaths on Sunday

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The NYPD is investigating the death of a 66-year-old man they found unconscious and wounded on a Norwood park bench Sunday — the first of at least two deaths in the Bronx on Sunday that police are investigating.

Cops from the 52nd Precinct responded to a 911 call at around 5:25 a.m. on June 9 about a man on a park bench near Putnam Place and Reservoir Oval East in Norwood. Upon their arrival, officers observed the man was “unconscious and unresponsive with multiple puncture wounds to the body,” according to the NYPD.

Emergency services transported the 66-year-old man to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, where he was pronounced dead. The NYPD said as of Sunday morning at 8:50 a.m. that there were no arrests for the incident.

Nearly 12 hours later, around 5:37 p.m., police from the 49th Precinct responded to a report of a shooting near Sackett Avenue and Williamsbridge Road in Morris Park. When officers arrived to the scene they found 29-year-old Bronx man Kelvin Sims with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Sims was later also pronounced dead at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi.

Police said investigators are looking for two male suspects who fled the scene of the shooting that evening. One was last seen wearing a gray shirt and camouflage pants and the other was in all black attire.

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