By Sasha Gonzales
CASTLE HILL—A 56-year-old man was shot in the eye as he looked through his door peephole Saturday—the second time a Bronx gunman has used the method in recent months, authorities said.
The victim heard a knock on the door of his apartment at 575 Castle Hill Avenue around 6:15 a.m. and went to see who was there. When he looked through the peephole, the unidentified shooter opened fire, wounding the victim in his left eye, authorities said.
The victim was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition and is expected to survive, authorities said. His name was not released.
The gunman fled after the shooting. No arrests have been made.
The shooting was reminiscent of the Thanksgiving-weekend murder of Wendy Martinez, 45, who was fatally wounded by a bullet that struck her as she peered through the front-door peephole in her concourse Village apartment. Authorities suspect that one of her sons—a reputed gang member—may have been the gunman’s intended target.
Police released surveillance footage of Martinez’s suspected killer, but have not made any arrests.