By Kevin Deutsch
A man was slain Sunday outside his granddaughters’ baptism party—shot in his back after emerging from inside a Bronx church, officials said.
The shooting left Edgar Perez, 46, dying on the sidewalk outside the Church of the Holy Nativity on Bainbridge Avenue in Norwood shortly before 3:30 a.m., according to police.
Perez was rushed to Montefiore Medical Center, but doctors could not save him.
He was attending the post-baptism celebration of his two young granddaughters when he was shot.
The party was being held in the Church of the Holy Nativity’s basement-turned-banquet hall, authorities said.
The shooter had apparently been involved in an earlier dispute with a different celebrant attending the party, police said.
The gunman was turned away from the event and returned with a gun, officials said.
No arrests had been announced as of Monday.