On Thursday, September 17, 2020, at approximately 1600 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided in front of 662 E. 141st Street (La Victoria Grocery), within the confines of the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 33-year-old male shot in the neck and torso.
EMS responded and transported the victim to Lincoln Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
349 Concord Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
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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