Man killed, another critically injured in shooting on Bronx street

Police at the scene of a shooting on Monterey Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx on April 4, 2021 that left one man dead and another critically injured.
Photo by Steve Sanchez

Detectives in the Bronx are looking for four men involved in a shooting late on Sunday night that left one man dead and another critically injured.

Police said the two victims were shot in front of 2105 Monterey Ave. in the Belmont section of the Bronx just after 9 p.m. on April 4 after being involved in a dispute with the suspects.

Officers from the 48th Precinct found both victims unconscious on the street while responding to a 911 call about the shooting.

Authorities said one of the victims, identified as Erik J. Hernandez, 37, of White Plains, suffered a gunshot wound to his chest. The other wounded man, 31, had been shot in the head.

EMS rushed both victims to St. Barnabas Hospital, where Hernandez was pronounced dead a short time later. The 31-year-old man remains in critical condition at the hospital.

Photo by Steve Sanchez

Based on a preliminary investigation, police determined that Hernandez and the second victim were shot following an argument with four suspects described as Black men. 

After the shooting, cops said, the perpetrators were seen fleeing inside two separate vehicles — a gold BMW sedan and a black Ford sedan — that headed westbound on East 180th Street before turning onto Webster Avenue.

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

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 nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.