2 Teens Shot, Killed in Bronx Building

Monday, May 10, 2010  |  Updated 12:53 AM EDT
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2 Teens Shot, Killed in Bronx Building

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The sounds of sobbing filled the hallways of a Bronx apartment building, as an early morning shooting on Mother's Day left two teens dead and a woman injured.

Police responded to a call around 2 a.m. Sunday at 1776 Weeks Ave. in the Tremont section of the Bronx, where they found a 15-year-old boy shot in the torso and arm, and a 16-year-old girl shot in the chest and arm.

They were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where they were both pronounced dead. Police said a 20-year-old woman was shot in the arm and hospitalized in stable condition.

Authorities didn't release names, but neighbors identified the dead victims as Marvin Wiggins and Quanisha Wright.

"This is messed up, two innocent lives are gone on Mother's Day,'' said Stacey Hines, visiting a friend in the building.

Onlookers said the shooting stemmed from an argument that had taken place during a party Saturday night in a first-floor apartment.

By mid-morning, a small shrine had been put in place commemorating Wiggins, who lived in the building next door to the one where the shooting took place.

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