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Bronx shooting leaves man critically injured: cops

Bronx shooting
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A Bronx shooting early on Saturday morning has left a 62-year-old man fighting for his life, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said the incident happened at about 5:08 a.m. on Oct. 22 in front of a home on the 700 block of East 219th Street in Williamsbridge.

Officers from the 47th Precinct found the victim while responding to an NYPD ShotSpotter activation, according to information on the Citizen app; ShotSpotter is the department’s system of sensors designed to detect possible sounds of gunfire to provoke a rapid response.

Police sources said the victim had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. Authorities said there was no immediate information as to the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

EMS rushed the victim to Jacobi Hospital, where he was listed in very critical condition.

Early on in the investigation, police have yet to ascertain a description of the shooter. No arrests have been made, police sources 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.

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