A suspect is at large after an overnight shooting that took place in an apartment building in Westchester.
It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday 17th January in Yonkers.
Officials rushing to the scene discovered an unresponsive male victim down on the floor at 54 Fairview Street in the first floor hallway with multiple apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body, Yonkers police said.
First responders immediately provided medical assistance to the victim identified as Joseph Pichardo, 24, on Main Street in Yonkers. He was taken to a local trauma center where he eventually died of his injuries.
The police cordoned off the area and a criminal investigation was initiated.
Detectives from the Major Case Squad and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to interview subjects and witnesses, restore surveillance videos, and process forensic and ballistic evidence.
A preliminary investigation found that a suspect approached the victim in the hallway on the first floor of the building and fired multiple shots in his direction, hitting the victim multiple times, police said.
The victim collapsed at the scene and the suspect fled the place, according to police.
Detectives are currently and actively working on the case to develop information, identify the perpetrator, and make an arrest. Investigators believe the victim was targeted and that this incident was not a random occurrence.
Individuals with information about this incident are asked to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division at 914-377-7724. All calls are treated confidentially. Anonymous tips can be sent by sending the YPD keyword plus the tip to 847411.
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