29-year-old man gunned down in the Bronx on Easter Sunday

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Police are investigating a shooting in the Bronx on Easter Sunday that left a 29-year-old man dead.

Officers from the 48th Precinct responded to a 911 call of an incident inside a deli at 851 E. Tremont Ave. in West Farms at approximately 4:25 a.m. on March 31.

When the cops arrived, they found the victim, Stefon Barnes, 29, of Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the Bronx, shot one time in the right thigh, authorities said.  The suspect had fled on foot in an unknown direction before police arrived.

EMS brought Barnes to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead, law enforcement sources said.  

Police describe the perp as a male with a dark complexion.

It is not clear what sparked the incident. So far, no arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing. 

A bloody Easter weekend in the Bronx

The incident occurred just a day after a man was fatally shot and another one injured in the borough’s Fordham Heights area. That same day, a 2-year-old was caught in the crossfire of another shooting nearby at East Fordham Road and Grand Concourse. The toddler was shot in the hip

Anyone with any information regarding any of these shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, 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.