Tragedy in the Bronx!
An eleven-year-old, uninvolved girl was fatally injured by a gunshot during a chase in the Bronx, New York.
Two suspects on a scooter chased and tried to shoot a pedestrian on Monday afternoon (May 16, local time), the police said at a press conference.
A bullet hit the girl in the stomach. It was initially taken to a clinic in critical condition. It was there that he succumbed to his injuries.
The 11-year-old is the second child to be shot dead in the Bronx this year, police said. The New York Times reported that she was on her way to meet friends. A search was made for the suspects. Further details were initially unclear.
Violent clashes with dead or injured people occur again and again in the Bronx. Several people have died in the past few days alone. Last Friday (May 13) a man was shot dead by the police. A man was killed and a woman injured in a park shooting on Monday. Also on Monday, two bodies were found in a burned-out car near a golf course in the Bronx.
A one-year-old girl who was hit in the face in a shooting was released from hospital last Friday.