Police have released a photo of a guy wanted in connection with a horrible daytime shooting in New York City that came dangerously close to murdering two innocent children.
Cops also released chilling surveillance footage showing a shooter opening fire on Hassan Wright, 24, who crouched behind two children to escape being shot.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 20, 2021
Hassan Wright is 24 years old.
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One suspect is described as a dark-skinned man wearing a white baseball cap, a red long-sleeved shirt, and dark-colored shorts, while the other is described as a light-skinned man wearing a white baseball cap, a red long-sleeved shirt, and dark-colored shorts.
Wright, according to police, was the intended target of a hit on Sheridan Avenue in the Bronx at 6.45 p.m. on Thursday.
The 24-year-old can be seen in the video ramming into the two kids from behind as he tries to dodge the dangerous attacker chasing him with a pistol. The victim squirms beneath the two children, ages five and ten, on the pavement until his assailant fires a few centimeters away. According to police sources, at least a dozen shots were fired at the victim before the gunman left on a scooter.
🚨Please Share@NYPDDetectives need your help identifying & locating the 2 men seen in this video shooting another man near 1551 Sheridan Ave. in the Bronx.
Yes, those are children with the victim, who were very fortunately not injured.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 18, 2021
According to authorities, the intended target was shot once in the back and once in each leg and is recovering at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
Before officers arrived, they believe the victim was transferred privately in a white Lexus with temporary New Jersey license plates.
According to the Post, the car was discovered abandoned near the hospital.
Although police have not established a motive, they believe the incident is “gang linked.”
NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison said, “They’ll shoot a anybody, at any time, in front of kids, during the day. This is what it’s turned into,”
“We need our police officers out here and we’ve got to make sure we deploy more cops, especially out here in the Bronx. We’re seeing a lot of the violence going back and forth.”
Despite the man on the ground employing them as human shields, neither youngster who was centimeters away from the fired gunshots was wounded.
That’s why family members are apparently looking for a means to launch a crowdfund to help them move out of the area. Kat, a resident of the Bronx, is fed up with the shootings.