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Man Charged In Shooting That Killed 2 In The Bronx

Police on the scene of a shooting in the Bronx on May 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Police on the scene of a shooting in the Bronx on May 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect has been arrested and charged in a shooting that left two men dead in the Bronx this week.

Jeffrey Pierre, 33, of the Bronx, was charged Saturday with two counts each of murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

The shooting happened just after 4:30 a.m. Friday in the area of Rombouts Avenue and Light Street in Eastchester. Police were responding to a 911 call of a robbery when they found two men with gunshot wounds inside a car, authorities said.

Neighbors said they heard multiple shots being fired.

“After 4 a.m., I woke up to about nine shots and that was coming out of sleep. I’m pretty sure there was a lot more than that,” nearby resident Charlana Walker told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa. “I couldn’t make out what they were saying, but you could just hear something was going on. They were calling out for something, somebody.”

The man sitting in the driver’s seat, identified as 28-year-old Jermaine Johnson, had been shot in the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The man sitting in the passenger’s seat, identified as Kaisson Lewis, 23, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was shot in the head and torso, police said. He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Two guns, a .40 caliber and 9mm, were recovered at the scene, police said.

Police have not indicated a motive for the shooting.

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