Two People Killed and Another Wounded in The Bronx, Police Say

By Eddie Small on April 28, 2014 5:12pm 

 The NYPD released images of suspects in two shootings in The Bronx over the weekend. Police said the suspect on the left shot a man in the butt on April 25 at 575 East 168th Street, while the suspect on the right is being sought in connection to the stabbing of 19-year-old Jasmine Canton in her home on April 26.
The NYPD released images of suspects in two shootings in The Bronx over the weekend. Police said the suspect on the left shot a man in the butt on April 25 at 575 East 168th Street, while the suspect on the right is being sought in connection to the stabbing of 19-year-old Jasmine Canton in her home on April 26.
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BRONX —  Two people were killed and another was wounded in a series of shootings and stabbings in The Bronx over the weekend, police said.

Jasmine Canton, 19, was fatally stabbed in the chest in front of her home at 2600 Creston Avenue around 9:30 am. Saturday, police said. Paramedics transported her to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Police said they are looking for Canton's killer, who they described as a male between 20 and 30 years old last seen in black pants and a black North Face fleece jacket. They were known to each other over the Internet, and there is no chance this was a domestic dispute, police said.

On the same day as Canton's death, Jahbar Campbell, 22, was found shot to death in the back of a rental truck riddled with bullet holes, police said.

Police responding to a crash at the intersection of 2175 Reeds Mill Lane, at Tillotson Avenue, found Campbell laying in the back of the truck with multiple gunshot wounds, they said.

EMS pronounced him dead at the scene, officials said.

Another driver is believed to have been involved, and the vehicle is not believed to have been registered, as it was a U-Haul, said police

Police did not release a description of a suspect in Campbell's death.

Police said the deaths followed a shooting just before noon Friday, when an 18-year-old man was shot in the butt while walking past 575 East 168th Street. The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to Lincoln Hospital for treatment. Police are searching for the suspect.

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