The New York Police Department is currently searching for a suspect who opened fire on a man several times while the victim walked inches away from two children on a sidewalk.
The incident occurred on Thursday near1551 Sheridan Avenue in the Bronx.
Video shows the suspect open fire on a man wearing a red hoodie as a 10-year-old and a 5-year-old scrambled to avoid the gun fire. At one point, the 10-year-old is seen attempting to shield the 5-year-old with her own body.
Thankfully the children were uninjured.
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Yes, those are children with the victim, who were very fortunately not injured.
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The victim was shot in both the back and leg and transported to an area hospital.
Authorities are now searching for the suspect and a man who was said to help the suspect get away from the scene on a scooter.
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