All this thuggery has got to stop. We really hope this little girl will pull through … SMH
A 5-year-old girl was clinging to life last night after a stray bullet pierced her back on a Bronx street, police sources said.
The little girl was standing near a man and a teen on Morrison Ave. near Westchester Ave. in the Soundview section when a gunman ran up and opened fire on the crowd about 10:15 p.m., the sources said.
The man and the teen, ages 24 and 15, were hit in the gunfire, cops said. One bullet hit the young girl in her back and tore through her abdomen, sources said.
“Whoever this animal was, he didn’t care,” a source said. “He was shooting in the direction [of the little girl].”
The shooter fled across the Bronx River Parkway and into the Sonia Sotomayor Houses, sources said. Nine shell cases were later found at the scene.
The girl was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, where she was in surgery last night. The older victim was taken to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.
The teen was in stable condition at St. Barnabas Hospital.
Sources said it appears the wounded man and teen were the intended targets of the shooting. The gunman was still at large early Saturday morning.
Long gone are the days when youngsters used to scrap over beef. Now, these little kids carry guns and will take a life without hesitation … even the innocent bystanders. SMH