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A man identified by the NYPD as José García, 35, was shot to death last night while visiting a public housing building near his home in the Bronx.
Police found Garcia with gunshot wounds to the torso just before 6:45 p.m. yesterday on the ninth floor of a building in Monterey / Twin Parks Houses, a development of the City’s Housing Authority (NYCHA) at 588 East 181st St., Belmont neighborhood.
Doctors rushed him to St. Barnabas Hospital, but were unable to save him. Garcia lived in Mt. Eden, less than a mile away, he detailed Daily News.
No arrests were made immediately, and police did not provide any description of the suspects or the motive for the fatal shooting. Who has information should call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
As of December 19, 1,828 people had been shot in all five NYC boroughs in 2021, figure 0.4% above the total in the violent year 2020, according to data from the New York Police Department. 2022 seems to have started with the same trend, representing a big challenge for new mayor Eric Adams, former NYPD officer.