What has America become? The increased in gun violence is astronomical, and yet the Republicans are determined to STOP and reasonable gun control legislation. The New York City Police Department on Friday released a shocking video of a masked suspect shooting repeatedly at a man and narrowly missing two children.
Footage shows the person tackling the two children to the ground as the gunman approaches and opens fire. He appeared to strike the frantic man at least twice as the children ducked in and out of the crossfire.
The NYPD said the incident occurred in broad daylight on Thursday at 1551 Sheridan Ave. in the Bronx and that none of the children were struck by gunfire.
🚨Please Share@NYPDDetectives need your help identifying & locating the 2 men seen in this video shooting another man near 1551 Sheridan Ave. in the Bronx.
Yes, those are children with the victim, who were very fortunately not injured.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 18, 2021
The man was later said to be 24 years old, while the children, a boy and a girl, were 5 and 10, respectively, law enforcement told PIX 11. The 24-year-old was hit in the back and both legs, and police indicated that he is in “stable” condition.
The NYPD confirmed in a statement to the Washington Examiner that the victim was hospitalized.
The suspect was seen hopping on a scooter and fleeing the scene with an unidentified driver.
In May, shooting incidents in New York City were up 73%, robberies rose 46%, and grand larceny saw a 35.6% increase, compared to data from the same time frame in 2020. In year-to-date statistics, murders are up over 17%, rape increased 2%, and felony assault jumped 7.7%.