53-years-old man shot dead in front of apartment building in Bronx

A 53-year-old Bronx man was shot dead in front of his building, police said Monday.

The victim was struck in the chest and arm on E. 179th St. near Hughes Ave. in Crotona about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Medics rushed him to St. Barnabas Hospital but he could not be saved. His name was not immediately released.

The victim had a long arrest record, police said, though it was not clear if that played a role in the shooting.

Rocco Parascandola covers the NYPD and criminal justice issues for the New York Daily News, where he has been Police Bureau Chief since 2009. He has won various journalism awards in his 32-year career, which includes stints at New York Newsday and the New York Post. He is the author of “Gunz and God: The Life of an NYPD Undercover.”

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