NYPD Investigates Scooter Shooting on Bronx Street Corner

(BrightPress.org) – Gunmen on scooters killed one man and wounded three others in the Bronx on Tuesday, April 16th. Two scooters, each carrying two men, sped east on E. Mount Eden Ave early Tuesday evening. When the scooters reached the intersection of Townsend Ave in Mount Eden, both scooter passengers produced guns and fired about 10 shots into a group of men gathered on the corner. The suspects then fled north on Townsend Ave.

The victims were transported to a local hospital. Twenty-nine-year-old Miguel Doleo was shot in the chest and leg. He died as a result of his injuries. According to Doleo’s sister, Erica Delgado, her brother left behind six children. The other three victims, ages 23, 31, and 37, were all shot in the leg.

According to NYPD Assistant Chief Benjamin Gurley, the four suspects were all wearing masks and hoodies to conceal their identities. Police did question one suspect who was taken into custody but did not determine if the suspect was directly related to the shooting. No arrests have been made.

The NYPD later discovered that Doleo was scheduled to be in court the day after he was shot. Doleo was arrested on November 11th. According to police, Doleo was driving a stolen vehicle on November 10th. Doleo allegedly fled when police attempted a traffic stop and hit a moped. After crashing into the moped, Doleo ran on foot but was apprehended in the early morning hours of November 11th.

Deputy Commissioner of Operations Kaz Daughtry said the NYPD’s Community Response Teams have been aggressively targeting people on scooters. Daughtry confirmed during a press conference that 9500 illegally driven scooters, dirt bikes, and ATVs have been taken off the street in 2024. At least 1300 arrests have been made. Daughtry promised to bring back the Community Response Teams to “aggressively” go after anyone on scooters.

Police are investigating the shooting as possibly being gang-related.

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