NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Five people were shot while standing in the street in the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, one of the victims is a teenager and another is a child. Their ages range from 10-, 15-, 19-, 20- and 36-years-old, reports CBS2’s Valerie Castro.
Late Wednesday night, authorities released video of the attacker pulling his weapon on a crowded street.
The mass shooting happened near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue in the Melrose section around 3:45 p.m.
Police say the group was standing on the street when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.
It was unclear if any of the victims were the intended targets in the shooting.
Adam Lin works at a liquor store and says several people came running inside after the gunshots, he didn’t realize at the time, many of them were the victims.
“Yes they ran in trying to seek help so I told them all I was trying to find out what’s going on here cause I hear the gun shot… once I found out that people was shot here I called 911 right away.”
All five were rushed to Lincoln Hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.
“We heard seven shots,” said Oswald Denis, a South Bronx resident. “When we ran up to Courtlandt, I saw a body laying down right in front of the drug store… Blood all over the place.”
Police have closed off several blocks up to 153rd Street in the area to conduct their investigation.
Witnesses say some of the injured ran for help inside local businesses, while the gunman ran away. So far police say no one has been arrested in this incident.
It’s unclear if any of the injured were the gunman’s intended targets.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting 274637.
Check back soon for more on this developing story.