Two suspects sought for separate shootings in Throggs Neck area

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Two shooting occurred within the confines of the 45th Precinct this month marking the first this calendar year.
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Police are searching for two suspects, one who is believed to have fired shots into a Throggs Neck deli striking a woman this month.

According to police, on March 5, a male suspect seen in security video wearing a facial covering was standing outside of 2829 Dewey Ave., when, at approximately 6:20 p.m., he shot several rounds from a firearm toward JD Food Market deli, located across the street at 460 Quincy Ave. One of the bullets hit a customer in the deli, striking a 31-year-old woman in the buttocks. The suspect left the scene before police arrived. EMS transported the victim to Jacobi Hospital — she was treated and subsequently released.

This male suspect, pictured, is wanted for allegedly shooting a 31-year-old woman on March 5 inside a local deli. Photo courtesy NYPD

The male is described as an adult, 5’6″ and weighing approximately 195 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black ski mask, grey jacket and blue jeans.

A little over a week later, another incident occurred within the same 45th Precinct vicinity when police received a call about a shooting in the area of Quincy and Dewey avenues. Police said that on March 16, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a male suspect was walking down the street when he pulled out a gun and fired one round toward another person walking in the opposite direction.

The bullet missed its intended target but struck a parked car before the gunman then fled eastbound on Quincy Avenue.

A separate shooting on March 16 in the same vicinity allegedly puts this suspect at the scene, while police continue to search for his whereabouts. Photo courtesy NYPD

The suspect in this shooting is described as having a medium build and last seen wearing a gray jacket with a black stripe, a gray hoodie and black and white sneakers.

Shootings in the 45th Precinct are not as common as in other precincts around the Bronx, with these two shootings marking the second and third this year, according to police data.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents 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 Crime Stoppers website at, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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