2 dead in separate Bronx shootings Saturday: police

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NEW YORK — After a series of 12 shootings recorded across Friday in the five boroughs, two more shootings have left two people dead in the Bronx Saturday, police said.

The first shooting took place Saturday morning at around 5:51 a.m. near Avenue St. John and Fox Street in the South Bronx. Police arrived to find a man, 30, with gunshot wounds to his back and lying on the ground. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another shooting took place at around 2:55 p.m. in Morrisania on East 166th Street and Prospect Avenue. A man, later identified Vaughn Flanders, 41, was shot in the area and pronounced dead at a hospital.

A woman was also injured with three graze wounds to her body, police said. She was treated and released from the hospital

No arrests have been made yet in either shooting, NYPD investigations are ongoing.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the gender of the victim injured in the Morrisania shooting.

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