An 11-year-old girl who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in the Bronx on Monday is recovering from a gunshot wound, police mentioned.
The shooting occurred simply earlier than 5 p.m. on the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Fox Avenue in Foxhurst, the NYPD mentioned. Two males on a moped drove by chasing a 3rd man on foot and opened hearth, based on a preliminary investigation by the police.
One spherical struck the 11-year-old, who was standing close by, in the stomach, the NYPD mentioned. She was taken to a close-by hospital and stays in critical situation, officers mentioned.
Police have been nonetheless trying to find the suspects on the scooter on Monday night.
Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Bronx Timothy McCormack referred to as for extra governmental assist whereas briefing the media Monday evening.
“This is very difficult for us to accept… It is troubling that this is happening in our society today,” McCormack mentioned. “The NYPD, we know how to fight crime. And we’re doing it to the best of our ability. And I think the other parts of the criminal justice system need to step up and take their responsibility for what’s going on.”
The shooting added to a listing of comparable tragedies all through the town to this point this 12 months, together with the shooting loss of life of a 12-year-old boy who was sitting in a parked automobile in East Flatbush, which occurred practically one week after a 3-year-old girl was additionally shot in the arm as she left a daycare in Brownsville.
There have been 495 stories of shooting victims to this point this 12 months, NYPD statistics confirmed. That quantity was just about unchanged from information at this level final 12 months, which included 496 shooting sufferer stories, the NYPD mentioned.
Anybody with info in regards to this incident is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or by visiting the NYPD’s web site.