Joshua Garcia, a 27-year-old man, was shot to death as he was walking down a Bronx street from a luxurious Mercedes Benz car that was turning a corner in front of him.
NYPD published yesterday a video of the crude attack what also caused two injurieson Clay Avenue near the Cross Bronx Expressway, around 7:40 p.m. Saturday, before nightfall.
The police are looking for at least two suspects: the driver and the gunman who attacked from the front passenger window. Surveillance footage released shows him dressed in dark clothing leaning out of the black luxury sedan and firing at the intersection.
The video shows a walker on the sidewalk ducking for cover upon spotting the gunman. And other people react from a different angle, running into a corner store and even falling to the ground.
Garcia was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital, he said. New York Post. A 39-year-old man was also shot in the right leg and a 34-year-old man was shot in the left leg, police said. Both were transported to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition. It is not clear if all the victims were the target of the attack.
No arrests have been made. Anyone with information should call. at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
The day before, early Friday morning, another Hispanic was shot to death on a street in the Bronx (NYC). NYPD statistics show that the number of shootings this year through Sunday, April 17 is up 9.9% compared to the same period in 2021, highlighted New York Post. And experts fear that the situation worsens in the summer, traditionally the time with the most crime.
The wave of armed violence in the city involves minor and adult gunmen, men and women, and victims of all ages. After the boom in 2020 and 2021 particularly among young gang members and/or victims, 2022 continues with the same trendputting up a great challenge to the new mayor Eric Adamswho has encountered obstacles within his own Democratic party and Black Lives Matter (BLM) leaders in dealing with the crisis.
In its visit to NYC in February after the murder of two young Hispanic police officers in Harlem, President Joe Biden he did endorse Mayor Adams’ plan to curb crime and gun violence. He also launched a national initiative against illegal arms trafficking.