Man, 43, gunned down in the Bronx; another man injured in same shooting

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Scene of an Aug. 15, 2021 shooting in the Bronx

Scene of an Aug. 15, 2021 shooting in the Bronx (Citizen App)

MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — A 43-year-old man was gunned down and another man was injured in a Bronx shooting on Sunday, police said.

Officers rushed to East 149th Street and Brook Avenue just after 1 p.m. after reports of shots fired, officials said. They found Luis Villegas with a gunshot wound to the torso and another man, also 43, with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Both men were taken to the hospital, but Villegas succumbed to his wounds.

Police have not yet released a description for the shooter.

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