20-Year-Old Man Shot Dead Behind School in Bronx: Police

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man whose body was found behind an elementary school in the Bronx Wednesday.

Police say the man, Angel Cesar, was shot in the chest behind the school near Creston Avenue and East 193rd Street in Fordham around 9:40 a.m. He was pronounced dead at a hospital 20 minutes later.

The victim's father told NBC 4 New York he was distraught by his son's death.

"I don't know what happened," Cesar's father said. "I was at my job, someone told me my son was shot. I came here and found out my son is dead."
Authorities said a shelter-in-place security measure was briefly implemented at the school the man was shot behind because of the police investigation. No students at the school were involved.

Some parents, like Mirtha Martinez, said the were upset school authorities didn't notify them of any potential threat as the situation was developing.

The Department of Education didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about parents' concerns.

No arrests have been made and authorities do not have descriptions of any potential suspects.

People who live near the school say they were jarred by the brazen daylight shooting.

"It's just horrible that you can even be out here in the daylight without having to look behind your back to know you're safe," Robert Grmosien said. 

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