NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The new video shows a shameless shooting at a playground the Bronx, in the middle of the day, with the kids around.
As CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Tuesday, gun crime has spiked in the region in recent months.
The two suspects riding on a scooter are seen in the video walking past the Magenta Playground on Olinville Avenue and Rosewood Street at 3:30 p.m. on March 12. shoot multiple shots right near this jungle gym.
“It could be my baby. It can be anyone’s child. That’s not cool, shooting shots at a park where children are, ”said Elizabeth Carreras, of Olinville.
No one was hit by bullets, but the video showed several children nearby on a swing. There is also a group of elderly people near the jungle gym, who investigators believe the suspects are targeting.
“They do not care. They don’t think. It’s just sad, ”said resident Jhenar Thomas.
“That is extremely alarming. I moved here just a year ago, and that’s crazy, ”adds Noel Watson.
Police said the bullets damaged three parked cars. Fortunately, each is empty.
Police are also looking for a damaged white Acura with a bumper believed to be involved in the incident.
Police say 10 people have been shot since January at District 47, compared with four at this time last year. Officers have also made 49 gun arrests, compared with 18 at this point in 2020.
“This is a testament to the fact that as a society I have a problem with guns,” said resident Jason Gonzalez. “We have to do our best to move forward and see what we can do to get rid of firearms on the streets that eventually fall into the hands of the bad guys.”
The NYPD are asking for community help to identify both suspects. One person wears a black mask, gray sweater, white jeans and sneakers, and the second person wears a black mask, a yellow sweater, white jeans and sneakers.
Police said anyone responsible would face charges of reckless danger.
Anyone with any information is required to call the NYPD Crime Prevention hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57- PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip through their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.