A manhunt is underway after five people were shot in the Bronx Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7, according to police.
Two of the victims were children, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.
“The NYPD is tracking down the perpetrator,” he said.
The gunshots rang out just before 4 p.m. near Courtlandt Avenue and East 152nd Street in the Melrose section of the Bronx, about a block away from P.S.1.
The condition of the victims is unclear, but none of the injuries are considered to be life threatening, an official said.
The shooting is still under investigation. All of them were described as innocent bystanders, as the gunman attempted to shoot another man.
Surveillance video shows the gunman running to the corner, and the apparent intended target taking off running.
No arrests were immediately made, and police were searching the area of Third Avenue and East 152nd Street for the gunman.
The suspect is described as man in his late 20s to early 30s, wearing a black and blue jacket at the time with short hair.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).