A 4-year-old was shot in the chest during an apparent robbery in the Bronx on Tuesday night.
The boy is said to be in critical condition.
It happened at around 10:30 p.m. at Evelyn Place and Grand Avenue in the Fordham section of the borough.
The boy was apparently with his father, when two (2) crooks pulled a gun and tried to rob the man.
One of the robbers fired, hitting the boy.
The man apparently had been walking the boy to a shelter, where the boy’s mother lives, when the attack happened.
A 17-year-old was found shot around the corner from the scene. Police are investigating whether the father grabbed the gun and shot one of the thugs as he was chasing them.
Both victims were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where they are listed in critical condition.
Police were still at both scenes on Wednesday morning.
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.