The surveillance video — recorded Sunday evening inside the building on East 171st Street near College Avenue in Claremont and tweeted by Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison — shows three men peeking down a staircase and then making a beeline for an apartment.
On Sunday, July 5th, Police Officers from the 44 Precinct responded to a 911 call for a male shot at 306 East 171 street. Upon arrival they discovered three males with gunshot wounds. Two of the victims, later died from their injuries, while one remains hospitalized. pic.twitter.com/EyKg6eduYj
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) July 6, 2020
Cops say Joel Baba, 22, who was shot multiple times, and Eghosa Imafidon, 23, who took a bullet to the neck, were pronounced dead at BronxCare Health System.
The other victim, a 29-year-old, was shot in the arm. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.
The shooting came amid a tremendous spike in gun violence in the city.
Between Monday, June 29, and Sunday, July 5, the city saw 74 shooting incidents with 101 victims, the sources said. That’s compared to 26 shootings with 33 victims during that time last year.
Meanwhile, 18 people were murdered in the city last week — six more than during the same period last year.