CLAREMONT, the Bronx (PIX11) — The search continued Monday for the suspect who killed a man and injured two others in a drive-by shooting in the Bronx, police said.
The attack happened by a corner store along Clay Avenue near East 174th Street, according to authorities. The gunman fired shots at a group of people, shooting one in the chest and two in the legs. Joshua Garcia, 27, died following the shooting, while the other men, ages 34 and 39, were taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said.
According to data from the NYPD, shootings were up 32% last week compared to the same week in 2021, while the number of shooting victims went up 100% in the same timeframe.
Police said they have yet to determine the gunman’s motive. They are asking for help from the public to find the suspect.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).