By Gabriella DePinho, Editor-in-Chief
Editor’s note: The article was updated on Feb. 7 to reflect updated information.
Students received an MC Jasper 911 alert informing the student body of a shooting near campus at 6:04 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. A second alert followed, at 6:25 a.m. informing students that the shooting occurred on West 238 Street in front of Fenwick’s Bar and Grill.
Fenwick’s is located across the street from campus dorm, Overlook Manor, and is located between student-frequented Goodfella’s Pizza and Jasper’s Deli.
The bar is notably a popular location for Manhattan College students on weekend evenings, but the third and final alert, which came in at 7:54 a.m., notified students that there were no MC students involved in the incident which was over and being handled by the NYPD.
According to a report produced by Channel 12 News on Saturday and online first story by The Riverdale Press, shots were fired shortly after 5 a.m. Both reports also state that the police confirmed the nineteen year old victim was shot in the stomach and taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center.
A representative for Fenwick’s later confirmed on Feb. 5 that the shooting happened next to the bar in the doorway of the upstairs apartment, not outside of the bar.
New York Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) tweeted security footage of two young men who are considered suspects in the case and are still at large. Those with information about the case are asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477 or submit tips via NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or through the Twitter account.