Gunman in wheelchair kills man near Bronx housing complex, police say

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Monday, October 24, 2016

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx -- The New York Police Department is searching for a gunman who was in a wheelchair when he fatally shot a man near a Bronx housing complex early Sunday.

At about 2 a.m., the NYPD responded to a 911 call of a male shot at the rear of 350 East 143 Street, Mott Haven Houses.

Officers found a man with numerous gunshot wounds to the torso. Paramedics also responded and took him to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Kevin Thomas, of the Bronx.

The NYPD released a photo of two men wanted in the shooting.

The first person is described by police as a male, wearing glasses and a black jacket. This individual, who was sitting in a wheelchair, displayed a firearm and shot the victim multiple times.

The second person is described by police as a male wearing a brown jacket and a black baseball hat.