A masked gunman opened fire in the Bronx Thursday evening and nearly shot two innocent children in the process
The victim, a man in a red sweater who police believe was the intended targeted, is seen in surveillance footage trampling the kids when he tried to run away
At one point, all three were on the ground and trying to avoid the hail of gunfireThe man was shot multiple times but is still alive, according to the NYPD
Both children were miraculously unharmed and have no relation to the victim Crime continues to soar in New York City, and the violence is becoming more brazen and public
A man in the sweater, who police believe was the intended target, barrels into the kids and knocks them down before the gunman runs up and fires multiple times in their direction.
The alleged target scrambles to his feet but trips in the three-person scrum before crawling over the kids to escape the hail of bullets.
The two children are momentarily pinned under the man in the sweater while he is shot at as the older girl is seen grabbing the boy and holding him tight in an attempt to shield him.
The man in the sweater was shot multiple times but is still alive, according to the NYPD, and amazingly, the children weren’t shot or seriously injured.
This is the latest brazen act of violence in New York City – where shootings have skyrocketed since the pandemic gripped the country.
The gunman ran from the scene and took off with another suspect on a scooter.
NYPD said it doesn’t have a motive for Thursday evening’s brazen attack on Sheridan Avenue in the Bronx, and believe the man in the red sweater was the intended target.
The children aren’t related to the victim and were just walking in the area when the shooting started.
The sun was still up when the shooting happened in the middle of a sidewalk lined with storefronts and potential witnesses.
Anyone with information regarding the suspects whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.