Gunfire Erupts In Bronx Park; 1 Dead, Boy Injured

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A man who was among four people shot — including an 11-year-old boy — at a Bronx barbecue late Saturday night has died, police said Sunday according to reports.

The 22-year-old was blasted in the torso and died in BronxCare Hospital Center overnight, cops said.

Gunfire erupted at Claremont Park near Teller Avenue and East 172nd Street during a celebration of Central American independence shortly after 11 p.m., according to witnesses. The shots were fired when a fight broke out a barbecue in the park, cops said.

Also injured were an 11-year-old boy, who was struck in the shoulder and rushed to Lincoln Hospital, police said. He is expected to survive.

A 24-year-old woman who was shot twice in the chest is being treated at the same hospital and is also expected to recover, police said. In addition, a 22-year-old man was blasted in the leg and walked into Lincoln Hospital, according to cops.