On Wednesday, December 02, 2020, at approximately 1941 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot inside of 1000 Grand Concourse, within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed an unconscious and unresponsive 32-year-old male with gunshot wounds to the lower back and torso.
EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln, where he was pronounced deceased.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
1000 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.
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