NYPD: 1 woman dead, 1 injured in Mott Haven shooting
One woman was fatally shot and another was hospitalized in Mott Haven, according to the NYPD.
Police say the incident took place just after 12:30 p.m. on 138th Street. Officers found a 34-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the arm and a 71-year-old female with a gunshot wound to her back.
The 71-year-old victim, who the NYPD has identified as Enriqueta Rivera, was pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital, and the 34-year-old is expected to survive. No arrests have been made.
Surveillance video obtained by News 12 shows Rivera falling to the ground after being struck in the back and another person running away. Eyewitnesses say that both victims appeared to be bystanders in the shooting, and police confirmed that neither of the two victims were the intended target of the shooting.
The NYPD held a press conference just before 6 p.m. According to Chief Benjamin Gurley, commanding patrol officer for the NYPD in the Bronx, two males were in a dispute at the intersection of East 138th Street and Brook Avenue when one man fired multiple shots at the other.
The intended target of those shots ran to East 138th Street, and the shooter fled towards East 139th Street.
The NYPD says they are looking into whether this shooting is connected to one that happened on Wednesday night on Willis Avenue.
At this time, law enforcement says they believe this incident is gang-related, and that the suspect in question was wearing all black.