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2 Men Shot and Killed in the Bronx Late Saturday

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Two young men are dead, and a third is in custody, after a dispute in the Bronx late Saturday night turned violent.

The incident happened just before 11 p.m. Saturday in front of a building in the 300 block of East 198th Street. Police say a 24-year-old man, later identified as Arnold Oliver of Peekskill, was shot in the torso, and a 28-year-old man, Jamal Smith of New Rochelle, was shot in the face.

Both were transported to St. Barnabas, where they died.

Wayne Smith, 28, of New Rochelle, was arrested and charged with murder. According to law enforcement sources, it is believed Oliver shot Jamal Smith and Wayne Smith then shot Oliver.

The murders add to the city's growing toll of gun violence this year. Through last Sunday, the number of shooting incidents, and the number of victims of those incidents, were up 30% this year over last.

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