3 Wounded in Daylight Parkchester Shooting
(Photo by David Greene)
By David Greene
BRONX, NEW YORK, JULY 28- Police were hot on the trail of the gunman who opened fire on one man and wounded two innocent bystanders after an afternoon shooting on a busy street in Parkchester.
Police were called to 1525 White Plains Road at Archer Street at just after 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27.
According to one police source, the intended target was an unidentified 21-year-old male who was shot in the knee and buttocks.
The unintended, collateral damage was a 40-year-old woman who was hit in the foot and a 60-year-old man who took a bullet in each of his legs. All three were transported to Jacobi Hospital and were expected to recover.
Police shutdown a portion of the block and many were not allowed to return to their homes until detectives examined the evidence left at the scene. Investigators examined more than a dozen shell-casings and a bloody woman's shoe-- left in the entrance to one of the buildings.
A young woman answering the phone at Little Treasures Daycare, directly across from the shooting scene stated that many people hang out in front of the buildings where the gunfire erupted, but could not say if any crimes or drug dealing were being committed.
The woman explained, "We're in the basement, so we don't see what's going on."
Police have no suspects at this time, but were believed to be looking at surveillance video from no less than three cameras pointed directly at the shooting scene.
According to the latest statistics available from the NYPD, there were 25 people shot between January 1 and July 20, up from the 19 people shot in the same time period in 2013.
Back on February 19, three people were also shot along Morris Park Avenue at White Plains Road after another brazen gunman opened fire, hitting his two teen targets
outside a discount store.
But the gunman also struck a 79-year-old woman in the hand, in the barrage.