3 separate shootings, including one fatal, mar holiday in the Bronx

Citizen app video shows the active scene Sunday night of a shooting on Hunts Point Avenue.

News 12 Staff

Jul 5, 2021, 12:09 PM

Updated 1,073 days ago

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Three separate shootings, including one fatal, marred the holiday in the Bronx overnight.
Police tell News 12 they got the call of a man being shot outside 2175 Lacombe Ave. in the Castle Hill Houses just before 10 p.m. When officers arrived they found that Rikona Kirby, 33, had been hit multiple times, in both the chest and head. Kirby lived just around the corner. He was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals Jacobi, where he was pronounced dead. Neighbors say people were shooting off fireworks all night here, and they didn't realize there were gunshots, since it all just blended in.
Another shooting happened just before 6:30 p.m. in Hunts Point. Citizen app video captured the scene there, where EMS can be seen taking the victim in the stretcher as police surround the area. Police tell News 12 a 34-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after being hit in the arm and the leg. He is also in stable condition.
A third shooting happened around 5 a.m. in front of Jackson Avenue, right next to St. Mary's Park. According to officials, a man and a women tell police they were just hanging out when all of a sudden, they heard gunshots and realized they had been hit. The woman, a 22-year-old, was shot in the leg, and the man, 33, was hit in the face. Both are in stable condition.
Right now there is no information yet on any suspects in any of these shootings.


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