James Solano Biography — Wiki
James Solano is a boy who has been shot in the neck and killed in a shocking daylight attack outside a deli in the Bronx, as New York suffers a surge in gun violence. The boy, identified by police as James Solano, was outside the King Deli and Grocery in the Morrisania neighborhood when he was shot around 12:10 pm on Wednesday.
James Solano Age
James Solano was 16 years old at the time of death.
James Solano shot in the neck outside Bronx deli in daylight attack
Surveillance camera footage from outside the store shows the gunman tapping Solano on the shoulder, moments before pulling a gun from inside his coat. He then opens fire once at point-blank range, hitting James Solano in the neck before he flees the scene.
Solano is seen staggering into the deli with his hands around his neck.
The teenager was taken in critical condition to Lincoln Hospital, where he later died, WABC reports.
What we know so far
The suspect in the killing fled south on Boston Road according to police and remains at large. He was wearing a black jacket, a light hoodie, and a white surgical mask.
Pictures from the scene show the victim’s blood all over the street and even on the ATM inside of the deli. Luis Hernandez, manager of the nearby Compare Foods, told the New York Daily News: ‘I saw a kid in the street. He was laid out flat. I have no words. It was so sad.’
‘I heard a loud boom,’ said another Compare Foods employee who remained anonymous. ‘I didn’t know what was going on. Police were everywhere.’
‘My kids and nephews heard the gunshots when it happened,’ upstairs resident Christine Martinez said to the Daily News. ‘They didn’t think too much of it. Unfortunately, it happens too often in this neighborhood.’
Police reportedly recovered a single shell casing from the scene of the killing.
No motive has been given for James Solano’s killing.