Two separate shootings in Manhattan and the Bronx between Monday and early Tuesday morning left one man shot dead at a public housing complex, and an alleged robber taking a bullet during a botched Bronx robbery attempt.
Law enforcement sources said the fatal shooting occurred in Upper Manhattan at 12:44 p.m. on Nov. 2.
Officers from the 32nd Precinct were called to the Polo Grounds Houses, a NYCHA development at 2937 Frederick Douglas Blvd., and found an 18-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
EMS rushed the victim to Harlem Hospital, but he could not be saved. He has not yet been identified.
Detectives are holding a “person of interest” in regards to the shooting, but no charges have been filed in this homicide.
The second shooting occurred in the Bronx at 12:04 a.m. on Nov. 3, when it is alleged that three men tried to steal a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee from another man, aged 20, at 785 Fairmont Ave. in Crotona Park.
Officers from the 48th Precinct say the three men demanded the car, one armed with a gun. When the victim tried to flee, one of the men fired shots at the car, hitting the driver in the hand and causing a graze wound to his head.
The victim continued forward, striking one of the suspects and pinning him against a light pole. The other men fled on foot from the location.
Both the victim and the alleged robber were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where the victim was in stable condition, but the robber was hanging on to life after suffering “severe trauma.”
Investigators say the gunman escaped with an alleged accomplice and were still being sought.
In a separate incident only an hour before, a male in a grey sweat suit and hoodie, stole a white Grand Cherokee from a driver at gunpoint in front of 2965 Williamsbridge Road in Bedford Park, the Bronx.
Police say the assailant fired shots before taking the vehicle and escaping on White Plains Road. The victim was not injured in the shooting.
Police were also seeking a white Porsche with New Jersey plates that may have been a second vehicle involved in the robbery.
There were also several shootings around the city last night, but no others were reported shot since yesterday afternoon.
Anyone with information in regard to any of these shootings is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.