Surveillance footage released by the New York Police Department on Sunday shows the moment gunfire suddenly erupts on a Bronx street, with bullets striking one home and two cars amid spiraling crime in the Big Apple.
The newly-released video shows three men walking down a street in the Bronx shortly after 10 p.m. on June 13, when they quickly scatter, apparently after others start shooting at them from across the street.
Two of the pedestrians are then seen shooting back, while a third ducks behind parked cars. One of the shooters then tries to flee back up the street where they came from, while the third continues to fire for a moment before also fleeing.
Surveillance footage shows the moment two men start shooting across the street, presumably after others started shooting at them on June 13
At one point, one of the shooters flees the scene, leaving another, seen in a white sweatshirt, to continue shooting before he ultimately flees the scene as well
Police have said there are no reported injuries from the apparent shoot-out, according to the New York Post, but bullets struck a nearby home and two of the cars parked on the side of the street.
They are now looking for the suspects, and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.
The police have released photos of four people believed to have been involved in the incident, and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 877 – TIPS.
The New York Police Department is now asking for any information about these four individuals, believed to have been involved in the shoot-out. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1 (800) 577 – TIPS
The footage was released just two days after the NYPD released a separate, shocking clip showing a young boy and girl walking on a sidewalk before people started scattering when a gunman starts chasing a man in a red sweater.
That sweater-clad suspect, who police believe was the intended target, barrels into the kids and knocks them down before the gunman runs up and fires multiple times in their direction.
His alleged target scrambles to his feet but trips in the three-person scrum before crawling over the kids to escape the hail of bullets.
The two children are momentarily pinned under the man in the sweater while he is shot at as the older girl is seen grabbing the boy and holding him tight in an attempt to shield him.
A NYPD spokesman said the man in the red sweater was shot multiple times, but managed to survive. Amazingly, the children weren’t shot or seriously injured.
The NYPD does not yet have a motive for the shootings, but they mark a continuation of a rise in crime throughout the city.
Shocking surveillance footage captured the moment two young children were trampled by a man as he tried to escape from a shooter who fired nearly a dozen bullets in the middle of a Bronx street and pointed his gun at the terrified kids
The suspect momentarily retreats with the victim on the ground
Then the gunman comes back for a closer shot and fires at the man with the two kids inches away from the victim
Felony assaults are up eight percent for the first six months of 2021, compared to the same period last year, rapes are up by 10 percent and robberies – which includes muggings – have spiked by nearly 40 percent this month.
The numbers are disturbing by themselves, with surveillance camera footage of individual crimes taking place further scaring New Yorkers fearful that the city will return to its crime-ridden past.
On Monday, an unidentified man attacked two people with a rock after an argument became physical on a Brooklyn-bound subway.
One of the victims was rushed to the hospital with bruising to the head and knee, and the other victim was treated at the scene, according to police.
And on Thursday, a 15-year-old was stabbed to death by a 48-year-old man over a parking spot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
The victim, Tory Lovick, was pronounced dead at the hospital, and the suspect’s identity will be released after he’s formally charged, the NYPD said.
Statistics show shooting crimes have been up this year city-wide compared to last year
Crimes have been rising throughout New York City, according to the NYPD
In Greenwich Village, partygoers at Washington Square Park have beaten and stabbed people, and even threw a diner cook through a window last week, prompting the New York Police Department’s Sixth Precinct to call an emergency meeting Wednesday night.
The meeting was met with dozens of protestors, who flocked by to park by nightfall. Although Wednesday night and Thursday were calmer than previous days, the NYPD said on Friday that they’ll be on high alert this weekend.
Another major issue the residential and high-tourist area of Midtown Manhattan around around Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen, where thousands of homeless people were moved to hotels during the pandemic.
Eight Avenue between Penn Station and The Port Authority Bus Terminal has become a drug corridor and a crime hot spot.
The police precinct that includes Times Square and many of the hotels where the homeless have been living saw a 183 percent spike in felony assaults and 173 percent spike in robberies so far this year compared to 2020, according to NYPD data.