THE BRONX — The NYPD are on the hunt for a man they say is responsible for two separate fatal shootings in the Bronx that left a man and a teen dead.
According to police, 36-year-old Dane Richardson is connected to a shooting earlier this week that left a 19-year-old dead and a second man wounded, as well as an August shooting that left a 26-year-old man dead.
Richardson is described as standing about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 170 to 180 lbs, with braided hair. He was last seen wearing dark-colored clothing, police said.
The NYPD said Richardson is known to frequent the Soundview Houses, where the most recent shooting occurred, as well as the city of Richmond, Virginia.
Around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, cops responded to a 911 call of two men shot near the Soundview Houses on the corner of Randall and Rosedale avenues in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
Responding officers discovered 19-year-old Stephon Brown shot in the back and a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the arm, officials said. Both men were rushed to the hospital, where Brown was pronounced dead, police said.
Back on August 18, just before 4 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a person shot on Commonwealth Avenue in the Clason Point neighborhood, according to officials.
Cops arrived on the scene to find 26-year-old Nestor Ventura with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, authorities said. Ventura was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The NYPD has released the above photos of Richardson.
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