Bronx double shooting leaves man dead, another injured

Bronx shooting scene
File photo/Lloyd Mitchell

Bronx detectives are looking for the suspect behind a double shooting on Saturday morning that left a man dead and another injured.

Police said the gunfire erupted at about 3:07 a.m. on March 25 near the corner of East 179th Street and Mapes Avenue in Crotona.

Officers from the 48th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the shooting, found a 34-year-old man at the scene, shot multiple times about his body.

EMS rushed the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

Later, police learned that a second shooting victim sought treatment via private means at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. The individual, a 33-year-old man who took a bullet to his right arm, is now listed in stable condition.

Law enforcement sources did not provide a possible description of the suspected shooter, or a motive leading up to the deadly shooting.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.

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

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