BMW, 2 suspects sought after children shot in front of playground in the Bronx

WABC logo
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
EMBED <>More Videos

The NYPD has released surveillance video as they search for whoever shot a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy in the Bronx. Johny Fernandez has the story.

BRONX, New York (WABC) -- The NYPD has released surveillance video as they search for whoever shot a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy in the Bronx.

Police say the suspects shot a 16-year-old boy in the jaw and a 12-year-old girl in the arm and back.

The drive-by shooting happened in front of a school playground near East 164th Street and Stebbins Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

The shots came from a BMW. Investigators are looking for two people who were inside.

Eyewitnesses say it was supposed to be a fun summer night, but instead it turned chaotic in a matter of seconds.

"I heard the shots, I was going to go outside," said one teen. "And then my mom stopped me and she called 911 for him."

"Just the gunshots, my son running, it's like everybody was running outside," said Ashley Guity. "It was hectic. It was ugly out here."

Medics rushed the wounded children to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.

The victims were two of seven people who were shot within an hour in the city Monday night.

As residents grow frustrated with the bloodshed, Mayor Eric Adams talked about the progress dealing with gun violence.

"Our neighborhood safety team is doing an amazing job of removing guns off our streets," he said. "We're looking at the pattern of those who are committing crimes so that we could actually stop those who are committing crimes."

Adams says he wants a special legislative session on crime and repeat offenders.

But Gov. Kathy Hochul says there are no plans to call lawmakers back to Albany at this point.

If you recognize the suspects in surveillance video released by police in this most recent shooting, you are urged to contact detectives.

Call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

MORE NEWS: New York City correction officers charged after attempted suicide at Rikers

----------

* Get Eyewitness News Delivered

* More New York City news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a News Tip