THE BRONX - A recent rash of shootings and robberies in Parkchester has local residents concerned.
Community Board 9 Chair William Rivera met with 43rd Precinct officials to address the crimes, which have been centered along an eight-block stretch that includes White Plains Road and Archer and Guerlain streets.
The most recent incident occurred last Tuesday on Leland Avenue when a 21-year-old was fatally shot just steps away from his home.
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Rivera says the root of the problem lies in the recidivism of violent criminals.
Stationary and foot patrols have been deployed to the area.