Bar Melee Caps Off Weekend of Violence in Bronx
By David Greene
NEW YORK– At least five people are recovering after a wild brawl outside an Allerton bar, the latest in a series of events that included an attempted sidewalk suicide and another stabbing inside a local business.
According to officials, officers from the 49th Precinct were called to a reported bar fight at the Bruxelles Lounge at Williamsbridge Road and Radcliff Avenue, at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18.
Police sources say as the fight spilled outside, guns and knifes were quickly acquired. EMS reported that four people were shot and transported to local hospitals, two other victims were stabbed.
An unidentified 24 year-old woman was shot in the head and remains in critical condition at Jacobi Hospital.
Two male victims were reported with gunshot wounds to their legs. A third male was also shot in the arm.
One of the two male stabbing victims sustained a puncture wound to his back, the other suffered a stab wound to the head. All of the victims were believed to be in their early to late 20s. All of the men were expected to survive.
Multiple sources reported that several suspects were taken into custody, but police have not yet announced an arrest in the case.
The wild brawl comes just days after a person was stabbed inside of a deli at 674 Allerton Avenue at just after 2 p.m. on August 14. EMS reported that the 50 year-old male was stabbed in the neck and remains in critical condition. Police have no arrests yet in this case.
And on August 9, police responded to a call for an ex-boyfriend who violated an order of protection, as police approached the 32 year-old individual at Olinville and Allerton Avenue– the individual pulled out a gun and shot himself in the chest.
That individual survived the shooting and police continue to investigate that case.