Police release new info on suspect wanted in brazen New York shooting; kids seen running for cover

WABC logo
Sunday, June 20, 2021

MOUNT EDEN, Bronx (WABC) -- Police have released new information about the suspect wanted for 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 first suspect is described as a man with sunglasses who wore all black clothing. The second individual is a light-skinned male who wore a white baseball cap, a red long-sleeved shirt, and dark-colored shorts.

One of the suspects 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).

ALSO READ | NY passes 'SLEEP Act' to curb loud souped-up vehicles

The New York Legislature has passed a law designed to curb loud, souped up vehicles that have been aggravating residents throughout the state.


* More Bronx news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a News Tip