Shooting in Claremont Park leaves teen dead, 4 adults injured: NYPD


CLAREMONT, the Bronx — A teenager was killed and four adults were wounded in a shooting inside a Bronx park Saturday night, police said.

Gunshots rang out inside Claremont Park, behind the McDonald’s on Webster Avenue, around 9:07 p.m., according to the NYPD.

Responding officers found Armanis Valdez, 17, with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Four additional victims — a 31-year-old man, 28-year-old woman, 25-year-old man, and 24-year-old man — walked to the hospital for treatment and were expected to recover, police said. 

The motive for the shooting remained under investigation Sunday morning. The surviving victims were cooperating with investigators, police said.

An NYPD spokesperson said Sunday afternoon that police were speaking with two individuals in relation to the shooting, though no further information was available.

The victims were among 16 people shot on Saturday in New York City, according to the NYPD.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, 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).

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