Teen fatally shot on Christmas Eve in the Bronx

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FORDHAM HEIGHTS, Bronx – A dispute between two groups took a turn for the worst after two teens were shot, including one mortally on Jerome Avenue the night before Christmas, police said.

A New York Police Department spokesperson said it happened in the vicinity of 183rd Street and Jerome Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.

An investigation revealed two groups of men were engaged in a verbal dispute at which shots were fired and both fled.

Officers discovered 16-year-old Justin Morris in front of 2270 Jerome Ave. with multiple gunshots to the back, according to police. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced him dead at the scene.

The other victim, a 19-year-old man, was found at the corner of 183rd Street and Jerome Ave with two gunshot wounds to his back and one gunshot to his buttocks, cops said. He was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

There are no arrests at this time.

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