Bronx Man Shot Where Twins Died in Hot Car

Bronx News-Bronx Man Shot Block Away from Where Twins Died in Hot Car

Misery once again visited Kingsbridge as a man was shot in the back a block away from where twin infants were found dead inside a hot car just two days earlier.

At around 4 am on July 28, the victim was shot in the back on Kingsbridge Road. The NYPD released dramatic video of the Bronx shooting which was caught on camera. 

In the video a man sporting a purple du rag was seen jumping out of a car and opening fire with what appears to be a silver revolver. 

The victim, a 23-year-old man, was standing in front of 131 West Kingsbridge Road, when the gunman opened fire. The NYPD says the victim was shot in the back. He was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. 

Although it was 4 in the morning, the shooting was particularly bold considering the massive police and media presence less than 48 hours earlier. A block away, twin infants were found dead inside a car parked on the corner of West Kingsbridge Road and Kingsbridge Terrace. 

Police prepare to obstruct the view of the public as they remove the bodies of 1 year-old twins who were left in a sweltering car for 8 hours.–Photo by David Greene

The story made national headlines when it was discovered the victims’ father, Juan Rodriguez, 39, had left the twins in the hot car for 8 hours as he went to work at James J. Peters Bronx Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Kingsbridge across the street. Rodriguez works as a social at the Bronx VA hospital. 

Police are asking for the public’s help in trying to catch the gunman in the shooting. Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential. 

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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