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Bronx Shooting Leaves Woman, 79, And 2 Others Wounded

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three people were in police custody Wednesday evening in connection with a shooting that wounded three people – including a 79-year-old woman – in the Bronx.

As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, the shooting happened around 2:45 p.m. on Morris Park Avenue in the Van Nest section of the Bronx, police told CBS 2.

A 79-year-old woman had just walked out of a nearby 99-cent store when the shooting erupted and she was caught in the crossfire. She was wounded in the hand, police said.

Police said the woman was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and was not the intended target.

Also wounded were a 19-year-old man, who was shot in the thigh, and an 18-year-old man, who was shot in the arm, police said. Police believe at least one of the teens was the intended target.

As 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr reported, police hours after the shooting had placed several evidence markers along the sidewalk on Morris Park Avenue – including one near a baseball bat.

A woman who manages a beauty salon across the street heard the shots.

“At first I thought, it was like, just a regular noise; maybe, you know, something fell; a truck’s passing by, but no, they were gunshots,” she said. “When I saw the people running, that’s when I was like, wow.”

Three people were taken into custody following the shooting.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately learned.

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