Bronx shooters pull trigger on man in ambush attack: cops

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Two Bronx shooters who ambushed a man early Friday morning and injured him with a hail of bullets remain at large, police reported.

Authorities said the shooting occurred at about 2 a.m. on June 9 in front of an apartment building at 1848 Anthony Ave. in Mount Hope.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police learned that the shooters, identified as unknown males wearing black clothing, approached the 26-year-old male victim at the location, pulled out guns and opened fire on him.

Police said the shooters struck the man multiple times about the body. The motive for the shooting remains unknown and under investigation, sources familiar with the case said.

Following the gunfire, authorities noted, the suspects took off on foot in an unknown direction.

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The scene of the shooting on Anthony Avenue in Mount Hope, Bronx.Photo via Google Maps

Officers from the 48th Precinct responded to the shooting. EMS rushed the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

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

Anyone with information regarding the 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.

Through June 4, the 48th Precinct has seen a 45% reduction in year-to-date shooting incidents, from 20 to 11, according to the latest CompStat report. The number shooting victims is also down year-to-date, from 23 to 18.