NEW YORK – A woman walking down a Bronx street Wednesday afternoon suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.
The 52-year-old woman was walking down East 224th Street in Williamsbridge around 3 p.m., police said. At the same time, the security video shows a black sedan driving down that road. Seconds later, the video shows men standing next to a parked car ducking, with a man in red pants pulling out a pistol to return fire.
What is not captured on video is a bullet that hits the woman. Police said he was shot in the leg and said he heard the shots before suddenly feeling pain in his leg. It wasn’t until she looked down that she realized she had been hit by the bullet.
She was rushed to hospital, where she was said to be stable. One witness described hearing about half a dozen shots.
The shooting happened just steps from a bustling nursery school, at a time when many parents are heading to pick up their children. But residents of the neighborhood said this type of violence is not only unsurprising, it is becoming increasingly common.
“These days it is even worse. Where do they get the weapons? How do they transport them? All of that must be investigated,” said a person who lives in the area.