Shots in NYC left one dead and four injured during the party

A victim of a shooting late Saturday night in a Bronx park that resulted in a hail of bullets hit at least four people, including an 11-year-old boy, has died, police said.

A 22-year-old man who was shot in the upper body died overnight at the BronxCare Hospital Center, police said.

Witnesses told the Post that shots were fired shortly after 11 p.m. during a party to celebrate Central American Independence in Claremont Park near Teller Avenue and East 172nd Street

The 11-year-old victim was struck in the shoulder and taken to Lincoln Hospital by medics, police said. He is expected to survive his wounds.

A 24-year-old woman who was shot twice in the chest is being treated in the same hospital and is also expected to recover, police said. In addition, a 22-year-old man was blown in the leg and went to Lincoln Hospital, according to police.

Four people were shot dead in Claremont Park on September 18, 2021.
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According to the police, shots were fired for the first time at around 11:10 p.m.
Hakim Gibson
According to a Bronx resident, there were between 200 and 250 people in the park at the time of the shooting.
According to a Bronx resident, there were between 200 and 250 people in the park at the time of the shooting.
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The shots were fired after a fight broke out at a barbecue evening, the police said. Three unidentified male suspects ran to a white Nissan and fled the scene.

Bronx resident Eddie Alvarez said there were between 200 and 250 people in the area when the shots were fired.

“I saw the gun pointed at the crowd,” Alvarez, 42, told the Post after the shooting. “I thought I was hit. He shot when he left the park. He shot everyone. “

During the shooting, police managed to clear the area of ​​people.
During the shooting, police managed to clear the area of ​​people.
Hakim Gibson
Among those injured was an 11-year-old boy who is still in critical condition, according to NY Health and Hospitals.
Among those injured was an 11-year-old boy who is still in critical condition, according to NY Health and Hospitals.
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NYPD officials are still looking for the suspected shooters - all three managed to escape before the police arrived.
NYPD officials are still searching for the suspected shooters – all three managed to escape from the scene while police arrived.
Seth Gottfried for NY Post

“It didn’t look like it was a personal argument between two people,” he added. “It looked like he was trying to get everyone he could get. … His evil intention was there. “

Police cleared the crowd that was in the park during the shooting.

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