Watch CBS News

Father Shot And Killed In Front Of Teen Son In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police are investigating after a father was shot and killed in front of his son near his home in the Bronx.

It happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday on Strong Street in the Kingsbridge section.

Investigators say 39-year-old Pedro Almonte Sanchez was standing outside of his white SUV with his 15-year-old son nearby when a group of people on bicycles came by and gunfire erupted.

Sanchez was hit by a bullet in the back of the head, police said. He collapsed and died. A 25-year-old man was also grazed by a bullet and was taken to the hospital.

Police say it's not clear who the intended target was, but sources say that Sanchez's son had a dispute with possible gang members earlier in the day, CBS2's Janelle Burrell reported.

Authorities have Strong Street taped off as they continue to investigate.


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.