A Bronx man out celebrating his birthday was shot dead when his buddy bumped into someone at an Inwood restaurant, sparking a deadly brawl, cops and the man’s devastated family said Monday.
Two other people were hurt in the shooting that cost Edy Corneil his life at about 4:50 a.m. Monday, cops said.
Corniel had gone out Sunday for a night on the town to celebrate his 28th birthday with friends.
They were wrapping their revelry with a meal at Floridita, an all-night bar and restaurant on 10th Ave. near 206th St., when one of his friends accidentally knocked into another clubgoer.
The friend allegedly tried to apologize but the dude tried to punch him.
As the man, a complete stranger, started throwing fists, one of his friends turned to a woman and grabbed a gun from her, and shot Corneil in the torso.
A 58-year-old woman was also hit in the leg, authorities said.
Medics took Corniel to St Barnabas Hospital where he died. The wounded woman was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition. Police believe she hit by an errant bullet.
A third victim, a 29-year-old man, showed up at Harlem Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. He told cops he was wounded at the same location as the other victims.
Corniel who is said to work in construction, leaves behind a wife and a 3-year-old son.