Bike-Riding Gunman Wounds 3 in Bronx; Latest In String of Similar Shootings

By Sasha Gonzales

A bicycle-riding gunman wounded three people in Concourse Village Sunday—the latest in a string of shootings perpetrated by attackers who used bikes or motorcycles to help carry out their crimes.

The unidentified shooter, who was still bing sought by police Monday morning, opened fire as he rode down East 166th Street  at College Avenue about 4 p.m., according to the NYPD.

His victims were a 17-year-old boy, wounded in his left leg; a 26-year-old woman, struck by a bullet in her right leg; and a 26-year-old man, who suffered a graze wound to his arm, police said. All were expected to survive.

The shooter, his head covered by a black hoodie, ditched the bicycle after opening fire and ran off from the scene, police said.

Investigators are still probing two other shootings carried out this month by gunmen using two wheels.

On June 4, a masked shooter opened fire after hopping off the back of a motorcycle in Fordham heights, wounding a 27-year-old man in his shoulder, police said. The victim survived.

Three days later, a gunman riding a Citi Bike in Brooklyn wounded two victims. Both survived.

All the bike and motorcycle-related shootings remain unsolved.

Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

About Sasha Gonzales 73 Articles
Sasha Gonzales is a Contributing Writer for Bronx Justice News and a Kingsbridge resident. A native of the Bronx, Sasha is an academic researcher interested in the study of multi-generational poverty and income disparities. She is also an aspiring fine arts photographer and avid reader.

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