NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was chaos at a graduation party in the Bronx.
Police say five people were shot, including a 16-year-old boy.READ MORE: NYPD Lieutenant Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
This evening, the search for the suspects continues.
As CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reports, in video from the immediate aftermath of the shooting, one of the victims realizes they’ve been shot, and could be heard saying “I got hit! I got hit, yo, I got hit!”
Surveillance video also captured the alleged getaway car.
“I got hit, yo. I got hit. I got hit” — video shows the aftermath of last night’s drive-by shooting in the Bronx. Police say it happened outside a graduation party. Shooters allegedly came back with vengeance after they were denied access. Latest on @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/PrAo0Kug3Y
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Police say three suspects fired into a crowd at a graduation party. It was being held on the bottom floor of a building on Zerega Avenue.READ MORE: Justice Department Says Russians Hacked Federal Prosecutors
Investigators believe the suspects tried to get into the party but were told to leave, so they did, but they came back with other intentions.
“It’s crazy, just having kids celebrating their graduation and coming out and getting shot, get your certificate and get shot, not good,” said Gabriel Delarosa, who lives nearby. “Probably about five or six, and then all I heard was screaming and people running and cars.”
Cops say five people were shot, three of them teenagers. A 16-year-old was hit in the chest. The others were all shot in their legs. They were taken away on stretchers to Jacobi Medical. They’re expected to survive, but the shooting itself has neighbors on edge.
“Knowing something like this happens around the area, gets me worried,” said Craig Yorrick, who works nearby.
“It’s sad for them, right,” said Jesus Perez, who also works nearby.
Year-to-date, shooting incidents are up citywide a little more than 53%.
At the moment, police are still searching for the suspects. They’ve been putting up fliers, trying to get whatever information they can.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.MORE NEWS: Police: Woman, 61, Killed In West Islip House Fire
John Dias and Nicholas Caloway contributed to this report.