15-year-old boy in shooting of two teens outside Bronx PAL has died

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NEW YORK, NY – Police investigating a double shooting Thursday night in the Bronx have announced one of the teenage victims has died.

Josue Lopez-Ortega passed away after being taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in critical condition after being shot, along with another 16-year-old male.

The second victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

The suspect remains at large. The shooting took place at around 9 pm in the area of 998 Longwood Avenue. Witnesses spotted a suspicious gray Jeep Renegade in the area prior to the shooting.


“At the time, a group of individuals was exiting the Police Athletic League located at 991 Longwood Avenue. As the group was lingering in front of the location, the Jeep made a turn to travel back eastbound on Longwood Avenue from Kelly Street,” police said. “The individual parked the Jeep in the vicinity of Beck Street and Longwood Avenue, exited the vehicle, and proceeded to run across the street on foot. The individual displayed a firearm and discharged it approximately three times into the group of individuals.”

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No arrests have been made.