Immigrant Joseph Sánchez is shot to death at a party

Joseph Sánchez, an immigrant from Honduras, was murdered in New York in the middle of a party. The young man was at a celebration for the...

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  • Joseph Sánchez, an immigrant from Honduras, was murdered in New York in the middle of a party.
  • The young man was at a celebration for the independence of his country when a shooting broke out.
  • Authorities know the shooters escaped in a Nissan Maxima car with Texas plates.

Joseph Sánchez, an immigrant from Honduras, was shot to death in New York when he celebrated the independence of his country. The Homicide Division of the New York Police Department (NYPD) is already investigating Sánchez’s murder, which occurred in a public park packed with Honduran immigrants.

The young Joseph Sánchez, 22, lived in New Orleans, Louisiana and traveled to the Bronx neighborhood of New York to visit his family who lives there and celebrate the independence of Honduras together. As of this writing, authorities have not detained the person allegedly responsible for the murder.

Joseph Sánchez dies shot to death in the middle of a party

Joseph Sánchez dies shot to death in the middle of a party

Joseph Sánchez, a 22-year-old immigrant from Honduras, went to visit his brother in New York and was shot to death in the middle of a celebration in a park. (PHOTO: Special for MundoHispánico)

According to the crime report, consulted by MundoHispánico, the young Joseph Sánchez traveled from Louisiana to New York to visit his brother Daniel Espinoza. Sánchez, his brother and other friends decided to go on Saturday, September 18, 2021 to celebrate the independence of Honduras at the park party.

The appointment for the sarao of the Honduran community in New York was scheduled in Claremont Park, which is located at the corner of Clay Avenue and East 170th Street, a few blocks from I-95 and in the northern part of the metropolitan area of ​​the so-called Big Apple.

The party that ended in a great tragedy

The party that ended in a great tragedy

PHOTO: Special for MundoHispánico

Joseph Sánchez and the large Honduran community that gathered in Claremont Park were celebrating their independence party in a normal way with music, food and dance, when around 11:00 at night a fight between several people arose in the heart of the town. celebration that drew hundreds of people.

Suddenly one or more of the rowdy drew weapons and began to fire up, despite the fact that there were also children in the park accompanying their parents. The sound of gunfire sent the crowd running in all directions, fleeing the park for safety.

“I heard the shots and saw people running”

"I heard the shots and saw people running"

PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

Daniel Espinoza told NYPD Homicide Division agents that in the rush to escape the bullets, he lost sight of his brother Joseph Sánchez, who was also trying to get out in the stampede. When the shooting stopped, Espinoza returned to the park to look for his brother. However, it was too late.

“I heard the shots and saw people running… we started running too. They were shooting like crazy, everyone was trying to save their lives, ”Daniel Espinoza recalled, in an interview with the media in New York, of how the shooting began.

Four injured were left lying in the park

Four injured were left lying in the park

PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

Among the members of the Honduran community gathered in the park, someone called the NYPD emergency number to report the shooting and ask for help, since there were at least four people injured in the Claremont Park grass. Daniel Espinoza discovered among those wounded by the bullets his brother Joseph Sánchez lying in the park.

Paradoxically, the young Daniel Espinoza, according to an interview he gave to the newspaper The New York PostSince he came to live in the Big Apple, he had tried to avoid large crowds because “there are always people wanting to have problems with other people,” said Joseph Sánchez’s troubled brother.

An 11-year-old boy was among the victims

An eleven-year-old boy was among the victims

PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

At the scene of the Claremont Park shooting, the first NYPD troopers to arrive at the scene counted four victims. Joseph Sánchez was the most seriously injured. An adult woman, another man and an 11-year-old boy were also injured in the shooting between the Honduran community.

Paramedics New York Fire Department (NYFD) took the injured to various hospitals in the city, where as of this writing they continue to recover from their injuries. However, Joseph Sánchez passed away at the BronxCare Hospital Center shortly after reaching the emergency room.

Joseph Sánchez: “I’m going to miss my brother a lot”

"I'm going to miss my brother so much"

PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

When the death of the young immigrant Joseph Sánchez was confirmed, the NYPD patrols requested the presence of their colleagues from the corporation’s Homicide Division to carry out the first investigations. The wide area of ​​the shooting and the chaotic scene, prompted officers to continue investigating the scene until Sunday morning.

Joseph Sánchez and his brother Daniel Espinoza do not have their parents in the United States, since they stayed in Honduras. “When someone kills your child, they are sorry, they will feel very bad. I’m going to miss my brother a lot, it was my blood, “said Espinoza in his interview with The New York Post after the tragedy.

Joseph Sánchez: “Where the hell were the cameras?”

Joseph Sánchez: "Where the hell were the cameras?"

PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

The murder of Joseph Sánchez in what was supposed to be a party for the Honduran immigrant community, in New York, has caused great outrage among various sectors and figures of public life in the city, who demand greater security in the neighborhood of the Bronx where, they say, crime is an everyday thing.

Curtis Silwa, candidate for the Republican Party for mayor of New York, appeared in Claremont Park where the young immigrant Joseph Sánchez died to angrily question: “Where the hell were the cameras?” Silwa assured that an effective surveillance system would make criminals think twice before shooting.

Joseph Sánchez: A tragedy that causes outrage

Joseph Sánchez: A tragedy that causes outrage

PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

For his part, Eric Brown, the New York mayoral candidate for the Democratic Party, also addressed the media in Claremont Park, after the shooting that left immigrant Joseph Sánchez dead and three more injured. The politician called the tragedy outrageous.

“It is really disturbing to see that an 11-year-old boy has been shot,” said Eric Brown in his appearance before the media, explaining that he asked that people always keep children safe and not expose them to violence. “It is traumatic to know that during a party someone comes with a gun and causes such a level of violence.”

The killers escaped in a white Nissan Maxima

The killers escaped in a white Nissan Maxima

PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

What the NYPD surveillance cameras did capture in the streets surrounding Claremont Park was the car in which the alleged murderers of Joseph Sánchez and the perpetrators of the brutal shooting could have escaped. According to authorities, those responsible escaped in a white Nissan Máxima car with Texas plates.

Now the non-profit organization Crime Stoppers of New York, at the request of the NYPD, asks the Hispanic community that if anyone has reliable information about the identity and whereabouts of the alleged murderers of the immigrant Joseph Sánchez to contact 1.800.577.8477. All tracks will be kept anonymous.

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