Teenager injured in shooting near Waldo Avenue


Police are looking for two men they say shot and injured a teenager just outside of Kingsbridge early Saturday morning.

According to a report from the New York Police Department, the two men knocked and kicked the 19-year-old's front door at around 5 a.m., near West 238th Street and Waldo Avenue. The teenager told the men they had the wrong house, but that apparently didn't stop one of the men, who pulled out a gun and shot the teenager in the torso.

The teenager was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital on Third Avenue where he was treated for his injuries. His current condition was not released, nor was his name.

What is clear, however, is that the man is not a student at nearby Manhattan College. Campus security sent correspondence to students Saturday sharing news of the shooting, and letting students know it was safe to move about campus.

Investigators with the 50th Precinct describe the first man  as black with a dark-skinned complexion, a medium build, and donning dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a green snorkel jacket and a gray hoodie.

The second man also is described as black, but light-skinned complexion, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing red sneakers, a red hooded sweatshirt blue jeans and a blue jacket. 

Both were last seen running up West 238th toward Greystone Avenue.

Anyone with information on either of these two men's identity are asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477.  Those with information also can submit tips to, or on Twitter through the @NYPDTips account.

All calls, police say, are strictly confidential.

This would be the second shooting incident within the confines of the 50th Precinct so far this year,  as crime — primarily grand larceny — is up more than 32 percent  through the end of January, according to data provided by the NYPD.

Through Jan. 26, there have been 22 shooting victims from 19 incidents across the Bronx, compared to 15 victims from 15 incidents at this point in 2019. That's a 47 percent jump for victims, and 27 percent rise in incidents.

Intern Rose Brennan contributed to this report.

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