Police: 2-year-old hospitalized after being grazed by bullet in the Bronx

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Sunday, March 31, 2024
2-year-old hospitalized after being shot in the Bronx
Anthony Carlo has more from the Fordham section after a 2-year-old was struck by a bullet.

FORDHAM, The Bronx (WABC) -- A two-year-old was taken to the hospital after being grazed by a bullet in the Bronx, police say.

It happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday on East Fordham Road and Grand Concourse.

A man was shooting at a group of men standing in front of Capital One. The group of men then started running across the street toward TD Bank. The suspect reportedly fired five or six shots, but none of the men were hit.

A two-year-old boy who was walking in front of TD Bank with his mom was struck in the hip with a bullet.

The boy was taken to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition where he will undergo surgery.

The suspect fled the scene heading north on Creston Ave. near 190th Street. He is described as a man in his thirties wearing a green hoodie, black jacket with fur on the collar, light blue jeans, and possibly red sneakers.

Yolanda Rivera can't fathom it. She was out, amidst the typical hordes of people on Fordham Road when the gunfire broke out.

"People are shopping - you work, you want to go get your things, but now you're scared," Rivera said.

Nearby store manager Nana Kwame was working when the gunfire erupted outside his clothing shop.


"All of a sudden we heard 'boom,' and that's when we knew something happened," Kwame said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

The motive of the shooting is unknown.

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