Passenger shot on Major Deegan
A passenger was shot on the Major Deegan Expressway by a gunman who drove up to the vehicle and opened fire.
NEW YORK - A man riding in a vehicle along the Major Deegan Expressway was shot early Friday morning by a gunman who opened fire from another vehicle, said police.
The victim, who was rushed to Bronx Lebanon Hospital by the driver, was in stable condition.
The shooting took place at 2:30 a.m. near Cedar Avenue in the University Heights section of the Bronx.
A black sedan pulled up next to the victim's car striking him in the back. The driver was not injured.
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The suspect's vehicle was described as a black sedan, possibly a BMW.
Anyone with information about the shooting was encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or online at the CrimeStoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
The shooting caused major delays on the southbound Deegan well into the morning rush.
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