Who is Bronx church shooter? Man shot dead, woman injured as cops hunt for suspect

The shooter pulled a gun and fired off several rounds, striking the man multiple times outside a Bronx church


                            Who is Bronx church shooter? Man shot dead, woman injured as cops hunt for suspect
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BRONX, NEW YORK CITY: On Saturday, June 12, a man was shot dead and a woman was wounded in a barrage of gunfire outside a Bronx church, police said. Both the victims were in front of the church on Prospect Avenue in Morrisania when a man fired a series of gunshots.

The police department revealed that they found the 42-year-old man dead with multiple gunshot wounds in front of St Anthony of Padua near the corner of East 166th Street and Prospect Avenue in Morrisania just after 2.30pm. The other person, a 28-year-old woman sustained minor injuries when three bullets grazed her body, according to cops.

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This year, the US has had 511 mass shootings, more than any year between 2014 and 2019. And since mass shootings are historically more likely to occur during the latter half of the year, the numbers could increase. On June 10, 2021, we reported the Royal Palm Beach shooting, in which 3 people were killed. The shooter was identified as, Timothy J Wall, who killed himself after killing a grandmother and her 1-year-old grandson. Just two days after this incident, on June 12, 2021, we reported a shooting in Austin, Texas. Around 13 people were injured in the Austin shooting that happened in a busy entertainment district downtown. One suspect of this shooting was arrested, while another one is still on the run. Their identities have not yet been revealed.

Police reports have revealed that the person who died in the Bronx church shooting allegedly got into an argument with an unidentified gunman outside the church. The killer then pulled a gun and fired off several rounds, striking the man multiple times and grazing the woman three times. Both the victims were taken to Lincoln Hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. The woman was treated for her wounds and released, police said.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released. The search for the gunman is ongoing and the circumstances of the shooting are still not known. The incident had nothing to do with the church, which was not holding services at the time, police clarified.