Frightening video shows children diving for cover during NY shooting

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NEW YORK (ABC) — A 24-year-old man was shot by a suspect who opened fire inches from children diving for cover in the Bronx, says police.

The children, a 10-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother, somehow avoided being shot as the gunman fired at his intended target at around 6:45 pm.

The victim was struck in the leg and back. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

NYPD released the following statement concerning the shooting:

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two individuals depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 44 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Thursday June 17, 2021, at approximately 1844 hours, in front of 1551 Sheridan Avenue, the first individual shot the 24-year-old male victim in the back and both legs. The individual then got on a scooter operated by the second individual and both fled the scene northbound on Sheridan Avenue. The victim was removed to an area hospital by private means and is listed in stable condition.

The first individual is described as a male 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.

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