Before the end of the weekend, police managed to arrest two suspects in a public shooting in the Bronx street that left three men hospitalized. The incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. Friday night when two groups of men were heard arguing in the street outside of the Tracey Towers on Mosholu Parkway in the Norwood section of the Bronx. Gunshots were fired and two men were hit in the chest and a third was shot in the foot.
Although a motive is still unknown, police did arrest two men yesterday in connection to the shootings. Rondell Rose and Juan Martinez, who are 16 and 18 years old, respectively, are being charged with attempted murder and gang assault. The two men shot in the chest remain hospitalized and in critical condition.
This is not the first time the Tracey Towers have made an appearance in the news. The twin buildings are where a chinese food delivery man was stuck in an elevator for three days(!) as police entered 817 out of the buildings' 871 apartments searching for him. Dating to 1974 and designed by Paul Rudolph, they were once recognized as one of the 30 most important buildings in NYC under 30 years of age (the limit for attaining landmark status) by nyc-architecture.com.