NYPD detained 15 people after a shooting left two men injured at a store in the Bronx on Wednesday morning.
Police were still searching yesterday for two men who fled the scene after a shooting around 6:45 am Wednesday inside a business in the Throggs Neck neighborhood on East Tremont Avenue between Randall and Schley avenues. The situation escalated when Several individuals drew their weapons and began shooting.
The surveillance images outside the store, released by the New York police, show several men leaving the store, when one of them suddenly pulled out a gun and exchanged fire with another person.
Two men aged 25 and 26 were shot in the leg and taken to a hospital in “stable” condition. Fifteen people, including the two injured, were arrested and charged. Responding officers also three firearms were recovered at the scenenarrowed Pix11.
Police said they were looking for two other men who fled the scene on foot. 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.
Coinciding with President Joe Biden‘s visit to NYPD headquarters, yesterday the police released their monthly crime statistics, which reflect a disastrous start of 2022 compared to the previous year, with a 38.5% increase in crime in general.
Following the rise in armed violence in 2020 and 2021, particularly among young gang members and/or victims, 2022 started with the same trendrepresenting a big challenge for the new mayor Eric Adams, former NYPD officer. According to the latest figures, there were 21 incidents of shootings Last week, from January 24 to 30, a 75% increase compared to the same period in 2021.