Monday, November 19, 2012

Three Wounded at Funeral Home Shooting


By David Greene


Three people were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a crowd in the doorway of a Parkchester funeral home.


Cops were called to the R. G. Ortiz Funeral Home, located at 2121 Westchester Avenue, at Unionport Road, at 7:15 p.m., on Sunday, November 18.


Police say the three victims were shot in the parking lot of the funeral home, at the parlor's entrance. The three victims were reportedly brought inside and given aid until paramedics arrived.


Officers closed off the perimeter, preventing mourners of at least two services from leaving, or at least one man who parked his car in the lot, until the police investigation had ended.


According to EMS, A 56-year-old man and a 26-year old-woman were each hit in the right side of their chest. A 33-year-old man was also shot in the right arm. All three were transported to Jacobi Hospital.


The two more serious victims were listed as critical, but stable and expected to survive.


Calls to the Ortiz Funeral Home were not immediately returned.  

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