Two Venezuelan Nationals Shot in Bronx Attack, One Dead and Another Clinging to Life

New York City, NY – Venezuelan nationals Adrian Mendoza, 24, and Jhombeyker Bisbal, 31, were involved in a tragic shooting incident that claimed the life of Mendoza and left Bisbal in critical condition. The shooting took place outside a McDonald’s location in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

The victims were sitting in a parked 2015 Nissan Rogue when they were approached by an assailant in a gray Honda Civic around 4 a.m. on Monday. The suspect initially walked past the victims’ vehicle but then returned to confront them. The perpetrator proceeded to shoot Mendoza in the head and body before firing multiple rounds through the windshield, striking Bisbal multiple times.

Following the attack, the gunman fled the scene on foot, leaving the injured victims in the car. Emergency medical services transported Mendoza and Bisbal to Lincoln Hospital for treatment, where Mendoza succumbed to his injuries, while Bisbal remained in critical condition.

Authorities revealed that neither victim had a prior criminal record in New York, although Mendoza had been arrested by Customs and Border Control in Texas in August, and Bisbal faced a similar arrest by the agency in May. The police are currently working to locate the Honda Civic used by the assailant, which reportedly had Virginia license plates.

As the investigation into the shooting continues, law enforcement officials have yet to make any arrests in connection with the incident. The community is left shocked by the violence that claimed the life of one victim and left another fighting for survival, highlighting the urgent need for measures to address gun violence in the city.