Mott Haven

Woman Killed, 2 Others Hurt in NYC Drive-By Shooting

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A woman was killed by a bullet that may have been meant for someone else in a midday shootout on a New York City sidewalk.

Police say the 39-year-old victim was one of three people shot on Monday afternoon in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx after a gunman opened fire from inside a vehicle and someone shot back. The other two victims, a 32-year-old and 23-year-old man, were shot in the back but Gloria Ortiz was fatally shot in the head.

A surveillance video from a building nearby shows the gun violence unfolded as a group of people who stood in front of a garage on East 137th Street scattered for their lives as shots came from white BWM that drove past them.

On May 11, police arrested Jason Rivera, a 27-year-old Bronx native, with multiple priors. He has been charged with murder, manslaughter, 2 counts of attempted murder, 2 counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and 2 counts of assault.

It is still unknown whether these victims were specifically targeted or if Rivera had any connection with the victims.

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