Kids miraculously not hit in brazen broad daylight shooting on NYC sidewalk

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Friday, June 18, 2021
Kids dive for cover as gunman opens fire on Bronx sidewalk
Disturbing video shows a 10-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother duck for cover as a man opened fire just inches away.

MOUNT EDEN, Bronx (WABC) -- Shocking video shows a suspect opening fire just mere inches away from children as they ducked for safety in the Bronx.

The incident was reported around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday in front of 1551 Sheridan Ave.

The children, a 10-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother, somehow avoided being shot as the gunman fired multiple shots on his intended target, a 24-year-old man.

The suspect fired about a dozen shots in total.

The victim was shot three times -- once in each leg and in the lower back -- and taken to the hospital, where he is expected to survive.

The children were not physically injured.

WARNING: The following video is shocking -- everyone involved survived

A 24-year-old man was shot by a gunman who opened fire inches from children diving for safety in the Bronx

After the shooting, the suspect got on a scooter with a second person and they both got away northbound on Sheridan Avenue.

NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison said the shooting "seems like it's a gang incident, which has been plaguing NYC this year."

"I'm disgusted, I'm going to be honest with you, it's very alarming," Harrison said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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