Sunday shootings in the Bronx yield two deaths, two injuries

An NYPD vehicle is parked in the South Bronx on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023.
Photo Camille Botello

A pair of shootings in different areas of the Bronx yesterday have left two people dead and landed two others in the hospital, according to the NYPD. 

Around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to a call of a shooting at 610 E. 187 St. in the Belmont section. Police said that no victims were found at the location, but two men with gunshot wounds were discovered in front of 2371 Hughes Ave., just around the corner on the next block. 

One of the victims, a 21-year-old man, was shot in the chest and later pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital. The other, a 22-year-old man, survived the gunfire and was listed in stable condition at St. Barnabas.

The identity of the 21-year-old was still being withheld as of Monday, pending family notification. There had also been no arrests made for the incident, according to the report.

Then later that night, at around 11:45 p.m., police received a call of a man shot at a deli at 4702 White Plains Road in Wakefield. Cops found a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the torso and a 42-year-old man shot in his right leg. 

Emergency personnel responded and brought the 24-year-old to NYC Health/Hospitals Jacobi, where he was later pronounced dead. His name is also being withheld pending family notification. 

The 42-year-old went to Montefiore Medical Center by “private means,” according to police, and was listed in stable condition. 

Police told the Bronx Times via email on Monday that the nature of the deli dispute on Sunday night was still unclear. There had been no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing, police said. 

According to NYPD statistics, shooting incidents are down 38.7% from this same time last year. 

From Jan. 1, 2022 to March 20, 2022 there were 75 shooting incidents — this year so far there have been 46. 

Similarly, there are less victims of gun violence this year than there were last year— 80 in 2022 compared to 56 in 2023 — for a drop of 30% over that same timeframe.

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An incorrect version of this article previously stated that the shootings occurred on Saturday. They occurred on Sunday. 


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