At least seven people were shot early Sunday in The Bronx, including in an incident outside a catering hall where four victims were blasted in their legs, according to police.
The four wounded people were shot at 3:35 a.m. in front of La Roose Catering Hall on White Plains Road in Wakefield when a dispute erupted and an unknown gunman began firing at the group, police said. A 24-year-old man, a 36-year-old man, a 47-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were struck in their legs, police said.
The gunshot victims are in stable condition at local hospitals, according to the NYPD.
James Davis, who lives nearby, recalled seeing a well-dressed group partying outside the building when he walked by two hours before the shooting.
“There was a bunch of people, probably 20 people,” Davis, 44, told The Post. “They were dressed nice and stuff. … It looked pretty normal to me.”
He said he was caught off guard by the shooting.
“It really is shocking,” he said.
Maureen Chambers, a 62-year-old local who works as a home health aide, told The Post that she limits the time she spends outside in the neighborhood.
“It’s terrible. I don’t stand on the street late at night,” she said. “An argument and shot in the leg like that?
“They need more security and more police in the area,” she said. “I don’t go out into the street. You don’t know what can happen.”
The resident said she for one wasn’t shocked by Sunday’s bloodshed.
“People get shot in the Bronx all the time. I’m not surprised,” she said. “There is killings going on all the time.”
The catering hall shooting came shortly after two people were struck by bullets at 1877 Bathgate Ave. in Crotona at 2:48 a.m., the NYPD said. A 30-year-old man was shot in the butt and a 17-year-old boy struck in the lower back, police said. Medics rushed the teen to St. Barnabas Hospital, and the other victim went to Lincoln Hospital on his own, cops said.
The final reported shooting of the bloody Sunday morning came at 4:15 a.m., when a 22-year-old woman entered a black car she thought was a taxi and the driver attempted to snatch her bag when she reached her destination, police said. When she resisted the theft, the driver fired his gun at her, and a bullet struck her left shoulder at 197th St. and Reservoir Ave. in Kingsbridge Heights, according to police.