In the double shooting in the Bronx on Thursday that resulted in the death of a 71-year-old, police have named a person of interest.
When the shooting broke out near the intersection of E. 139th Street and Brook Avenue shortly after 12:30 p.m., 71-year-old Enriqueta Rivera was waiting to cross the street with her back to the action. She was shot in the back, just below her right shoulder, and the bullet went into her heart.
At the hospital, she passed away.
6 Others Were Injured
A second bullet struck 34-year-old seller Albertina Reyes, who was standing next to a friend, in the left arm. She was brought to the same hospital and her prognosis for recovery was good.
In reaction to the shooting and other incidents in the vicinity that seem to have gang ties, 40 more officers were placed in the Mott Haven neighborhood.
To be prepared in case criminality seeps into the transit system, more "mobile field forces," an NYPD Critical Response Command team, and police officers were dispatched to the subways.
The Current Gang Violence
The Mitchell and Mott Haven Houses' competing inhabitants appear to be involved in the current gang violence, and the majority of the accused are alleged gang members in their teens and early 20s. The only apparent motivation is a result of enduring distinctions that have been passed down through the generations.
A 38-year-old lady was struck in the arm on Wednesday shortly after 7 o'clock while waiting outside the Mott Haven Houses, which are located at 383 E. 143rd Street.
Three Other Guys Were Shot
Three guys were shot separately on Thursday at the intersection of E. 174th Street and the other Jerome Avenue in the Mt. Hope neighborhood at 7:40 p.m.
One man, age 29, was shot in the ankle, while another, age 67, was shot in the arm. They were both brought to St. Barnabas, where their prognosis is good. Both of those victims, according to police sources, were unintentional bystanders.
A 24-year-old male who was the third victim entered St. Barnabas with many gunshot wounds all over his body. He is anticipated to live. It's not clear if he was the shooting's intended target.