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NYPD is investigating whether double murder in Bronx apartment was a revenge attack for the drive-by shooting of father, 29, killed while crossing the street holding his 4-year-old daughter's hand a few blocks away

The NYPD is investigating whether a double murder in a Bronx apartment building was a revenge attack for the drive-by shooting of a father, 29, killed while crossing the street holding his 4-year-old daughter's hand. 
Joel Baba, 22, and Eghosa Imafidon, 23, were shot dead in the hallway of 306 East 171 Street in the Bronx at around 8 p.m. Sunday night after they were ambushed and cornered by two gunmen.  
A third man, Mohammed Baba, 29, survived the attack after being shot in the arm. 
Police are now investigating whether the homicide was carried out in retaliation for the murder of Anthony Robinson, 29, a senior law enforcement official told NBC New York.
Robinson was gunned down in the street in a drive-by shooting just four blocks away and a little over two hours earlier.
This comes as shooting victims across New York City have skyrocketed a staggering 206 percent compared to the same week last year, and fears mount that the Big Apple could be heading back to the high crime levels seen in the 70s and 80s.   
The NYPD is investigating whether a double murder in a Bronx apartment building was a revenge attack for the drive-by shooting of a father, 29, killed while crossing the street holding his 4-year-old daughter's hand just a few blocks away. Surveillance footage above of the double murder
The NYPD is investigating whether a double murder in a Bronx apartment building was a revenge attack for the drive-by shooting of a father, 29, killed while crossing the street holding his 4-year-old daughter's hand just a few blocks away. Surveillance footage above of the double murder
Joel Baba, 22, and Eghosa Imafidon, 23, were shot dead in the hallway of 306 East 171 Street in the Bronx at around 8 p.m. Sunday night after they were ambushed and cornered by two gunmen (pictured)
Joel Baba, 22, and Eghosa Imafidon, 23, were shot dead in the hallway of 306 East 171 Street in the Bronx at around 8 p.m. Sunday night after they were ambushed and cornered by two gunmen (pictured)
Shocking surveillance footage released by the NYPD of the double homicide Sunday night shows the two shooters cornering the three men in the hallway of the apartment block
Shocking surveillance footage released by the NYPD of the double homicide Sunday night shows the two shooters cornering the three men in the hallway of the apartment block
Surveillance video shows suspects shoot three men in the Bronx
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Shocking surveillance footage released by the NYPD of the double homicide Sunday night shows the two shooters cornering the three men in the hallway of the apartment block. 
One of the suspects is seen on camera coming up the stairs while the second approaches the group from down the hallway. 
The two men open fire on the three victims who are trapped and are seen desperately scrambling to try to get inside an apartment away from the hail of bullets raining down on them. 

One of the gunmen is then seen coming forward to fire more bullets at the men at close range, before running off. 
Joel Baba and Imafidon were transported to Bronx Care Health System where they were both pronounced dead.
The NYPD has released these images of two individuals wanted for questioning over Sunday night's attack
The second individual wanted for questioning
The NYPD has released these images of two individuals wanted for questioning over Sunday night's attack
Mohammed Baba, identified locally as Joel's brother, was taken to Lincoln Hospital in a stable condition.
Law enforcement sources said the NYPD is investigating whether the attack is linked to the murder of Robinson just hours earlier.    
Robinson was shot in the chest just before 6pm Sunday as he crossed a street in the Bronx with his daughter.
Police are now investigating whether the homicide was carried out in retaliation for the murder of Anthony Robinson, 29, (pictured)
Police are now investigating whether the homicide was carried out in retaliation for the murder of Anthony Robinson, 29, (pictured)
Video shows the moment a person in a passing car extended a gun and opened fire on 29-year-old Anthony Robinson as he walked down the street with his daughter
Video shows the moment a person in a passing car extended a gun and opened fire on 29-year-old Anthony Robinson as he walked down the street with his daughter
The car fled from the scene, leaving Robinson lying in the road as he daughter ran to get help
The car fled from the scene, leaving Robinson lying in the road as he daughter ran to get help
Gunman brazenly kills father walking with a child in the Bronx
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Horrifying video footage shows the father and child passing in front of 221 East 170 St when a car drives up to them. 
An arm is seen extending a gun out of the front passenger window and firing at Robinson. 
The father is seen slumping to the ground on the crosswalk as his little girl daughter runs for cover.   
Robinson was transported to hospital and pronounced dead while his daughter escaped unharmed. 
No arrests have been made and police have not named any suspects.
An NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com they cannot confirm whether the two fatal shootings are connected at this time. 
Robinson was gunned down in the street in a drive-by shooting just four blocks away and a little over two hours earlier
Robinson with his son Artemus
Robinson was gunned down in the street in a drive-by shooting just four blocks away and a little over two hours earlier
Shooting victims across New York City have skyrocketed in recent weeks and fears are mounting that the Big Apple could be heading back to the high crime levels seen in the 70s and 80s
Shooting victims across New York City have skyrocketed in recent weeks and fears are mounting that the Big Apple could be heading back to the high crime levels seen in the 70s and 80s

They said the investigations are open and ongoing and they are looking at every possible connection. 
Robinson, Baba and Imafidon are just three of nine people shot dead in New York Sunday. A total of 48 were shot across the city that day.
The Big Apple has been rocked by a surge in gun violence in recent weeks, with the number of shooting victims up a staggering 206 percent in the last week, compared to the same week in 2019.
In total, the NYPD recorded 101 people were shot in the week from June 29 to July 5 - up from 33 in the same week last year.  
Shooting incidents were also up 185 percent and murders up 50 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the NYPD CompStat 2.0.
Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told Fox News Tuesday the future for New York City is 'very bleak' and warned that crime could increase to levels not seen since the 1970s and 80s.    
The spike in crime comes as the City Council voted to scrap $1billion from the NYPD's budget, after weeks of protests calling for the force to be defunded in the wake of the Memorial Day death of black man George Floyd.  

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