Slain man at Bronx BBQ was visiting family at the time: Brother

The 22-year-old man gunned down at a Bronx barbecue late Saturday evening was a Honduran immigrant from New Orleans on the town visiting household, his brother stated Sunday.

Joseph Sanchez, the man who was killed at a shooting in Claremont Park in the Bronx on September 18, 2021.
Joseph Sanchez, the person who was killed at a taking pictures in Claremont Park within the Bronx on September 18, 2021.

Joseph Sanchez, 22, had gone to Claremont Park to have fun Honduran independence with buddies when a battle broke out and photographs have been fired shortly after 11 p.m., brother Daniel Espinoza, additionally 22, instructed The Submit.

“He got here all the best way from New Orleans to cross time with the household,” Espinoza stated.

Espinoza was on the park when the gunshots broke out close to Teller Avenue and East 172nd Road — however had misplaced monitor of Sanchez. He stated he heard eight or 9 photographs, then fled with the remainder of the group. When he returned, he discovered his brother had been killed.

“I heard the photographs and I noticed folks working and I began working, too,” he stated. “They have been taking pictures like loopy. All people attempting to save lots of their lives.”

Espinoza stated he usually avoids the park in the course of the Claremont part — regardless of dwelling within the neighborhood — and was solely there as a result of his brother had instructed him to return.

“There are lots of people there attempting to make bother with any individual. While you don’t do nothing, they attempt to have so many issues with you,” he stated.

NYPD officers at the scene of the fatal shooting in Claremont Park in the Bronx.
NYPD officers on the scene of the deadly taking pictures in Claremont Park within the Bronx.
Seth Gottfried
Sanchez had been visiting the city from New Orleans, according to his brother.
Sanchez had been visiting town from New Orleans, in keeping with his brother.
Seth Gottfried
Shots were fired after a fight broke out during a celebration for Honduran independence.
Pictures have been fired after a battle broke out throughout a celebration for Honduran independence.
Tomas E. Gaston

Espinoza and Sanchez are two of three brothers dwelling within the US, and Espinoza traveled from New Jersey on Saturday to see him. He stated their mother and father again in Honduras “are crying.”

“When any individual kills your son, they’re going really feel it, they’ll really feel it unhealthy,” he stated. “I’m going to overlook my brother rather a lot. He was my brother. He was my blood.”

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