One killed, three shot by gunmen on scooters

NEW YORK, NY – An evening shooting led by assailants on scooters in the Bronx, New York, resulted in the death of one man and injury of three others on Tuesday. The incident took place around 6:15 p.m. in the Mount Eden area.

Four men, ranging in age from 23 to 37, were targeted by four individuals on two scooters while they stood at the intersection of Townsend and East Mount Eden avenues. The scooter-riding assailants, driving eastbound, revealed firearms and discharged approximately ten shots at the group.

Three of the men suffered gunshot wounds to their legs. However, 29-year-old Miguel Doleo suffered more severe injuries, with gunshot wounds to his chest and leg. Despite being rushed to a local hospital, Doleo was later pronounced dead.

Police reports indicate that the suspects escaped northwards on their scooters, heading towards the Cross Bronx Expressway. They were disguised with masks and hoodies. The investigation is still underway, and the motive for the investigation remains uncertain. The NYPD has urged anyone with useful information to provide it via their Crime Stoppers hotline or the department’s official Twitter handle, with assurances of confidentiality.

Following the incident, Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Kaz Daughtry, acknowledged increased efforts working with the Community Response Team in the Mount Eden area. He noted the link between those riding illegal scooters and criminal activities, adding the challenge of distinguishing between legal and illegal scooter users while carrying out control measures.

Daughtry also reported significant progress in their campaign against illegal scooter use. Law enforcement has made approximately 1,300 arrests this year so far, issued nearly 1,000 summonses. They removed about 9,500 illegal scooters, dirt bikes, and ATVs from city streets, 2,500 of which were in the Bronx. Despite the challenges and safety risks involved in such operations, NYPD has developed effective techniques, he said.

According to Daughtry, the NYPD will reconvene the Community Response Team in the neighborhood with a special focus on illegal scooters, dirt bikes, and ATVs following Tuesday’s shooting. He emphasized that it’s not just about making arrests but more about holding recidivists accountable in partnership with the DA’s office.