Shooting at Bronx street corner leaves man dead, another wounded: cops

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Police in the Bronx are searching for a gunman who fatally shot one man and injured another in a hail of bullets on Saturday night, authorities said.

According to police sources, officers from the 46th Precinct received a slew of 911 calls reporting that gunfire had erupted on East 187th Street and Tiebout Avenue in Fordham Heights at around 8:53 p.m. on March 30.

After racing to the scene, the officers discovered 25-year-old Frankelis Tavarez with a gunshot wound to the chest and a 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the stomach and buttocks.

Both victims were whisked to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, where Tavarez was pronounced dead. 

The younger victim, meanwhile, is listed in stable condition, law enforcement sources said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

This deadly shooting took place hours after a 2-year-old was caught in the crossfire of another shooting mere blocks away on East Fordham Road and Grand Concourse. The tot was struck in the hip, but survived the injury.

Anyone with information regarding either 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 X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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