Fire at a vigil for a murder victim Carlos Gonzalez
One man was killed and three others injured when a gunman opened fire at a vigil for a murder victim in the Bronx. The shooting occurred on Wednesday, December 28, at a vigil for 26-year-old Carlos González, who had been shot dead earlier. Fire at a vigil for a murder victim Carlos Gonzalez
After the vigil shooting, burning shells were found just steps from the memorial outside a Gourmet Deli on East Tremont Avenue at Marmion Avenue in the West Farms neighborhood.
The group had assembled at the corner of Southern Boulevard and East Tremont Avenue in Crotona when a man opened fire around 6:30 p.m. m., according to police.
Four people were shot, and a 28-year-old man among them who was shot in the chest succumbed to his wounds after being taken to a hospital.
The other three who were shot included a 27-year-old man who was shot in the leg, a 25-year-old man was shot in the arm, and a 46-year-old man was shot in the torso.
Police officers said they were taken to St Barnabas Hospital in stable condition. The suspect fled on foot after the shooting. No arrests have been made yet.
The victims were commemorating Gonzalez’s death, the sources said, according to the New York Post. González was shot several times in the chest. The NYPD is now searching for the suspect.
Meanwhile, the NYPD previously said the number of shooting incidents overall for October 2022 decreased in New York City compared to October 2021.
“Citywide shooting incidents decreased by 33 .6 percent, driven by significant declines in the Bronx, Brooklyn, northern Manhattan, and Queens
The declines in gun violence across the city reflect the continued work of the NYPD to deploy officers in the neighborhoods, public housing areas and transit stations that need them most and to ensure that our constant focus remains on the victims of crime,” the NYPD said.
“With two months left in 2022, the count of illegal firearms seized from the streets of New York City by our brave officers has reached more than 6,100, and each seizure is another opportunity to keep New Yorkers free of the violence caused by weapons,” he said at the time.
“So far this year, 215 fewer people have been shot in the city compared to the same period last year. The tireless work of the women and men of the NYPD has led to gun arrests citywide to increase 4.3 percent (3,978 vs. 3,815) through October 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.
The number of citywide firearms arrests for the first 10 months of 2022 It is still the highest in the last 27 years, as it was during the first three quarters of the year”.Read More…..