Man in Parked Car Shot, Killed Near Catholic Grammar School in Bronx

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News 4 NY

A deadly car shooting near a Catholic school in the Bronx had parents worried as they dropped off their children Monday morning. 

Around 4 a.m., a vehicle pulled up to a parked SUV on Hone Avenue, near Rhindelander Avenue, and someone in that vehicle fired a gun numerous times into the SUV, law enforcement sources tell News 4. 

A 45-year-old man inside the SUV was killed. He likely tried to drive away soon after the shooting because the car ended up rolling into the street -- but an hour afterward, it rolled backward just a few inches, sources said. 

Someone finally called 911 around 5:30 a.m. Paramedics pronounced the victim, later identified as George Carrasquillo of the Bronx, dead at the scene. 

The shooting happened next to St. Clare of Assissi, a Catholic grammar school. The crime scene blocked the main entrance of the school, and parents were concerned dropped off their children at a different entrance Monday morning. 

"That's very scary, to hear that there was a shooting so close to the school," one father said. 

No arrests have been made. 

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