Leaders call for stop to gun violence after two Guinean brothers were shot in the Bronx

Photos credit: Bill Moore

Following the rise in gun violence in New York and the shooting of two brothers from the Guinean community in the Bronx, community leaders, families and elected officials held a press conference and rally to call for a stop to gun violence on July 19, 2021 at Bronx Borough Hall.

The first brother, 22-year-old Mamadou A. Bah was fatally shot at 172 Street and Boston Road in the Morrisania section of the Bronx on July 4, 2021. That same day, in the afternoon, gunshots were fired outside the home of the Bah Family while family members were inside.

On Friday July 9, five days after Mamadou A. Bah’s killing, his brother, 20-year-old Aloussenou Bah was shot twice outside the family residence on Crotona Ave also in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. Aloussenou Bah is currently recovering from his wounds at a local hospital.

The parents of the two brothers who don’t know why their children were targeted attended the rally.

The gunmen have not been arrested yet and the Bah Family has been relocated.

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