Police are looking for two men in connection with a Christmas Eve incident in the Bronx that left a 16-year-old dead and a 19-year-old in the hospital with three gunshot wounds.
Responding to a call at about 11 p.m. Dec. 24 near 183rd Street and Jerome Avenue, police discovered a verbal disagreement between two groups of males. The groups dispersed after shots were fired, police said, after which 16-year-old Justin Morris was found with multiple gunshot wounds in his back outside 2270 Jerome Ave. Morris lived on West 182nd Street, cops said.
An unidentified second victim, a 19-year-old male, was found with three gunshot wounds — two in his back, one in his buttocks — and was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, police said. He is in stable condition, the NYPD said.
No arrests have been made, cops said, and an investigation is underway.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 800-577-TIPS or visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com. The public can also anonymously text to 274637; enter TIP577.