1 dead, 2 wounded in NYC shooting interrupted by patrolling cops

Two armed men were firing at a group of people when three officers pulled up in an unmarked vehicle


By Rocco Parascandola
New York Daily News

NEW YORK  — A man died and two people were wounded in a wild Bronx street shooting Saturday that was interrupted when police came upon the scene, law enforcement sources said.

Two armed men were firing guns at a group of people at the corner of E. 166th St. and Findlay Ave. in Concourse Village around 6:20 p.m. when three officers arrived at the scene in an unmarked police vehicle, said the sources.

Officers confronted the shooters, and two fired their weapons.

“I heard like a dozen shots. They just kept coming. It was like a war zone,” said a neighborhood resident who asked not to be named.

One police bullet hit a shooter in the left arm, said the sources.

But the suspects’ bullets did the most damage, the sources said.

Bullets fired by the suspects hit a 21-year-old man multiple times in the torso, said the sources. That man was declared dead on arrival at Lincoln Hospital.

Another gunshot victim, a man in his 50s, was also taken to Lincoln, as was the suspect hit in the arm by the police bullet, identified by sources as a 22-year-old man.

No bullets hit the cops at the scene, who were a lieutenant and two officers, all in uniform.

One of the shooting suspects, who also was not hit by any bullets, was arrested at the scene.

A few minutes after the shooting, the witness went outdoors and saw emergency vehicles.

“I saw them putting a guy in the ambulance near College Avenue. Police swarmed the block,” he said.

Three hours later, about 14 shell casings were still spread around the nearby street, marked off by coffee cups.

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