NYC Scooter Shooters Kill One, Injure 3 Others

  • The NYPD says there’s a link between people illegally riding scooters and committing crimes. 
  • A man is now dead after being gunned down by criminals on scooters while he was standing at an intersection. 
  • Three other men suffered gunshot wounds in the incident.
  • Police have someone in custody, but have not given further details.

( – The year-to-date murder rate in New York City has fallen more than 23% in 2024, compared to 2023. There have still been dozens of killings in the city. Other crimes are also making residents feel unsafe, including innocent people being pushed on subway tracks. Recently, men on scooters terrorized the Big Apple and killed someone.

Scooter Shooters

On April 16, four men were in the Bronx, in the Mount Eden neighborhood, standing on a corner when four masked men rode by on mopeds. It was just after 6 p.m. when the two men, who were passengers on the scooters, pulled out guns and fired at the men. The victims, who were between the ages of 23 and 37, were struck by bullets.

According to officials from the New York Police Department (NYPD), the shooters fired 10 rounds at the victims. Three of the men suffered gunshot wounds to their legs. The fourth victim, Miguel Doleo, 29, was shot in the leg and the chest.

First responders rushed Doleo to the hospital but he died from his injuries. The NYPD believes the shooting was gang-related. After the shooting, the gunmen fled on the scooters.

Hours later, law enforcement said a 34-year-old man died in a scooter accident in the same area. Officers reportedly tried to stop a man who drove the wrong way down a street. The man fled and crashed into a parked SUV, then hit a light pole. He died at Jacobi Hospital.

Scooter Crime Problem?

After the shooting, the NYPD held a press conference to discuss ongoing problems with people using scooters to carry out crimes. Assistant Chief Benjamin Gurley explained that law enforcement has found a direct link between “people riding around on illegal scooters and committing crimes.”

Gurley said that even though there’s a link, officers have to be careful because many people use the vehicles for legitimate reasons, like delivering food or other things. Since the beginning of the year, officers have confiscated 9,500 ATVs, scooters, and dirt bikes. Approximately 2,500 of those confiscations took place in the Bronx. Additionally, police have arrested 1,300 people for using scooters to commit criminal offenses.

Police have taken a man into custody but have not said whether he was suspected in the shooting.

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