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.