A 55-year-old Gambian man is clinging to life after being shot in the shoulder on a Bronx street corner on Saturday evening, US police reported.

Abdul Jallow was one of two people gunned down in front of police officers at the corner of E. 166th St and Findlay Ave., in Concourse Village, reports the New York Daily News. 

Jallow, 55, and aspiring rapper Gabriel Casso, 21, were rushed to Lincoln Hospital. 

Casso, who was shot multiple times in the torso, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A family member said Jallow also suffered a heart attack after the shooting.

A relative described Jallow as a “peaceful man” who volunteered to keep watch of his neighborhood mosque. He slept alone upstairs at night to make sure no one broke into the building, something he considered a service to his community.

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