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Gunman opens fire in the street in day-time ambush killing a teenage scooter rider in the Bronx

Shocking moment a gunman opens fire in the street in day-time ambush killing a teenage scooter rider in the Bronx

  • Melvin Urena, 19, from the Bronx, died after he on Melrose Avenue last Saturday
  • Police have arrested Francisco Bengochea, 19, and charged him with murder
  • The day-time ambush comes amid a massive crime spike in New York this year

This is the moment a gunman jumped out of a car and shot dead a teenager on a motorized scooter in the middle of the street.

Melvin Urena, 19, from the Bronx, died after he was shot in the leg and head on Melrose Avenue last Saturday, July 2, at 1.32pm.

Police arrested Francisco Bengochea, 19, the next day and charged him with murder.

The day-time ambush comes amid a massive crime spike in New York this year. 

Police released shocking footage of a man exiting a gray Honda Pilot and shooting a gun

Melvin Urena, 19, from the Bronx, died after he was shot in the leg and head on Melrose Avenue last Saturday, July 2, at 1.32pm

Melvin Urena, 19, from the Bronx, died after he was shot in the leg and head on Melrose Avenue last Saturday, July 2, at 1.32pm

There were at least two people in the gray Honda Pilot on East 156th Street between Elton and Melrose Avenues in Melrose on July 2

There were at least two people in the gray Honda Pilot on East 156th Street between Elton and Melrose Avenues in Melrose on July 2

The NYPD released harrowing footage of the moment a gunman got out of a gray Honda Pilot SUV and started shooting at Urena on East 156th Street between Elton and Melrose Avenues in Melrose.

The video shows at least one shooter firing what appears to be a gun with an oversized magazine clip. 

After the attack the man got back into the SUV and fled on East 156th Street, police said.

Cops from the NYPD 40th Precinct found Urena and he was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4.59pm. 

The gunman crouched down as he was shooting at Urena, who was using an motorized scooter

The gunman crouched down as he was shooting at Urena, who was using an motorized scooter

Major crimes in New York are up 38 percent this year compared to last year, with robbery up 39 percent, burglary rising 34 percent, and felony assault jumping 19 percent

Major crimes in New York are up 38 percent this year compared to last year, with robbery up 39 percent, burglary rising 34 percent, and felony assault jumping 19 percent

NYPD data shows that crime is on the rise across the city. 

Major crimes in New York are up 38 percent this year compared to last year, with robbery up 39 percent, burglary rising 34 percent, and felony assault jumping 19 percent.

However, murders are down 13 percent from last year, and shooting victims have dropped 9 percent, gains that police officials attribute to a push to get illegal guns off the streets.

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