One of two 16-year-old boys shot outside a Bronx Police Athletic League recreation centre Thursday night died from his wounds Friday morning. It was reported that at 8:50 p.m., shots were fired in front of the facility on Longwood Avenue near Fox Street, striking two 16-year-olds, one of whom was critically injured after being shot in the head.
Authorities say they transported both teenagers to local hospitals. Thus far, police have been unable to make any arrests. According to reports, the shooting occurred as they were among a large group of people leaving the recreation centre.
Somebody else was nearby at the time of the shooting, but whether or not they were the source of the gunfire is unknown. According to our sources, detectives are trying to determine if the shooting was the result of a fight between the two groups on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
An employee at a nearby bodega reported hearing three shots. He described the noise as a “really loud boom, boom, boom — consecutive” to The Post.
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2 People Shot, Including Teenager, In The Bronx
A LONGWOOD, Bronx (WABC) — On Thursday, a teen boy was one of two people shot in the Bronx.
The shooting, according to the police, happened at 998 Longwood Avenue, in the Longwood neighbourhood, across the street from the South Bronx Center of the Police Athletic League, at around 8:50 p.m.
There was a single gunshot wound to the teen’s head, and he was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
An additional man of undetermined age was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital. Everyone anticipates his recovery.
According to reports, they were among the crowd that was leaving the recreation centre when shots were fired. There was another group passing by at the time of the shooting, but whether or not they were responsible for the shooting is unknown.
It has been reported that police are trying to determine if the shooting was revenge for a fight that took place between the two groups on either Wednesday or Thursday morning. Three shots were heard in quick succession, according to a bodega employee.