NEW YORK — An 11-year-old girl died Monday evening after being hit by a stray bullet within the Bronx.
The tragedy occurred at 166th Street and and Fox Street within the Longwood part of the borough, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported.
Police stated some males on a scooter had been driving by and all of the sudden opened fireplace on one other man who was working away on the sidewalk.
“We were waiting to get our nails done when I heard gunshots, two of them, pop pop,” resident Maya Jones stated.
Witnesses stated the girl was exterior a salon along with her household at round 5 p.m. when the gunfire broke out. She apparently hid behind a automotive, however nonetheless wound up getting shot. She then bumped into the salon with a gunshot wound to the chest and handed out.
People inside got here to her assist.
“She stopped responding, so we ended up zipping down and then we saw the gun wound and it wasn’t heavy blood, but because the bullet was right there,” Jones stated.
Jones and pal Lillian Johnson stated a 3rd girl put compresses on the little girl’s wound till the ambulance arrived. She was then raced to Lincoln Hospital, the place she later died.
“When I heard her age I broke down. She just came from school and it’s like, why her? Why did it have to be her?” Jones stated.
At a vigil in Harlem for the individuals who died within the Buffalo mass capturing, Mayor Eric Adams stated he visited the household on the hospital within the Bronx earlier than the girl died and vowed justice for her.
Police stated they’re searching for the lads captured on video, however haven’t got a fantastic image of the gunman as a result of they had been flying by on the scooter. So, they’re asking for anybody who might need seen one thing within the space to succeed in out to them.
People who dwell within the space stated they’re fed up with having to face violence proper in entrance of them.
When requested if it is uncommon to listen to about photographs being fireplace on this neighborhood, Johnson stated, “It’s unusual to see shots in the daylight, but at night time it’s different. It’s the Bronx.”