Two teenagers, including a 13-year-old boy, were gunned down Sunday in separate shootings on the streets of the Bronx, police reported.
Police said that Jaryan Elliot, 13, of Southern Boulevard was fatally shot in front of an apartment building at 743 East 187th St. in Belmont at about 3:18 p.m. on July 11.
According to law enforcement sources, an unidentified shooter walked up to Elliot and opened fire on him. The motive for the shooting remains unknown, but sources familiar with the investigation stated that Elliot appeared to be the intended target.
Officers from the 48th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the shooting, found Elliot with gunshot wounds to his chest and leg. EMS units rushed the youngster to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation. Detectives are looking for the shooter, whom police described as a man in a burgundy sweatshirt, light colored pants and black sneakers who fled the scene inside a black sedan.
About eight hours later, officers in the Bronx responded to a second deadly shooting involving a teenager at the corner of East 178th Street and Valentine Avenue in Mount Hope at about 11:36 p.m. on July 11.
Members of the 46th Precinct found Ramon Gil-Medrano, 16, of Crotona Parkway shot multiple times in the head and chest at the location.
Law enforcement sources said that several men riding on scooters rode up to the location and opened fire on the teenager. Seconds later, the suspects rode away northbound along Valentine Avenue.
EMS units rushed him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police sources said Gil-Medrano was known to the NYPD as being affiliated with a local gang, and has a prior arrest history. The motive for the shooting, however, remains unknown at this time;.
No arrests have been made, thus far, in the ongoing investigation into the shooting.
Meanwhile, Queens detectives continue to seek the drive-by killer who gunned down a 24-year-old man as he sat in his car on Sunday evening.
Dejuan Brown, 24, of Henderson Avenue took multiple bullets about his body as he sat inside a Nissan Maxima at the corner of 200th Street and 111th Avenue in Hollis at about 8:15 p.m. on July 11.
According to police, the unknown shooter rode up to Brown’s vehicle inside a black SUV and opened fire. Within seconds, the shooter and vehicle sped away from the scene, heading southbound along 200th Street.
Officers from the 113th Precinct discovered the wounded Brown while responding to a 911 call about the shooting. EMS units rushed him to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police sources said that Brown was also affiliated with a local gang, and had 14 prior arrests. Detectives are now investigating the shooting as a possible gang-related homicide.
No arrests have been made in the case, cops said.
Anyone with information regarding any of the shootings can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.