JEROME PARK, the Bronx — A man was fatally shot in front of his son Tuesday night in a double shooting that injured another man, officials said.
The victims were shot around 6 p.m. in the Jerome Park section of the Bronx, FDNY officials said.
Pedro Sanchez Almonte, 39, was shot in the head, police said. He was unconscious and unresponsive when officials arrived on scene.
Sources tell PIX11's Marvin Scott the man fatally shot was defending his teenage son, who was in the car with him. The son was not injured.
A 25-year-old man was shot in the head and rushed to Montefiore hospital. The victim is in critical condition, police said.
Preliminary information suggested that an altercation that began at a nearby high school carried over to Strong Street in the Jerome Park section of the Bronx.
Three suspects said to be in their late teens or early 20s, one or two of them on bikes, were having words with the man, who witnesses claimed was defending his son in an unknown dispute, that turned ugly and led to the shooting.
Police cordoned off the street, having many residents wait up to two hours before they could be escorted by police past the crime scene to their apartments. Parents shielded the eyes of children so as not to see the sheet-covered body that lay in the middle of the street.
Residents expressed shock over the violence that punctured the tranquility of their normally peaceful street.