2-year-old boy shot in broad daylight NYC shooting: NYPD

A composite photo showing Mayor Adams at the scene, along with police probing the scene and the crime scene location
A 2-year-old boy was shot in broad daylight in the Bronx, police said.

A 2-year-old was hurt Saturday when shots rang out in the Bronx — sending terrified pedestrians scrambling and vowing to vote for change.

The child was struck in the right buttock on East Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse around 1:45 pm, and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition, authorities said.

“I was here frying [food] when I heard the shots, like six, and I just hit the ground,” said Julio, a vendor who was across the street when the bullets flew. “I could see people running.”Jacqueline Cuevas was walking from Pennsylvania Avenue when she saw “three delinquents running and then heard shots.

The 2-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks and taken to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition, police said. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
The 2-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks and taken to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition, police said. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
Police brief Mayor Adams on the shooting of the 2-year-old boy in the Bronx on March 30, 2024. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
Police brief Mayor Adams on the shooting of the 2-year-old boy in the Bronx on March 30, 2024. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
Police recovered multiple shell casings at the scene. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
Police recovered multiple shell casings at the scene. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post


“Then I saw a child on the floor. This city needs to be fixed, this mayor isn’t doing anything for us,” she told The Post.

Others said they’ll make their discontent known at the ballot box.”The violence, there’s too many criminals in the streets,” said Juan Carlos Garcia, 67. “I’ve never seen a wave of crime so huge until Mayor Adams became mayor. It’s violence everywhere everyday in front of our faces.”

The child was wounded in the right buttock on East Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse at around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, cops said. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
The child was wounded in the right buttock on East Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse at around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, cops said. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
Gunfire shattered glass at the TD Bank. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
Gunfire shattered glass at the TD Bank. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post

Garcia didn’t witness the shooting but has lived in the Bronx for 33 years and said he is also upset “because of the number of migrants coming into the city.

“It’s disorganized chaos. We need a new mayor and a new president that will want change, so I will be voting for Trump,” he said.

Shima Green was walking toward Fordham when she heard two shots.

Witnesses told The Post there were three suspects and the boy got grazed by a bullet. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
Witnesses told The Post there were three suspects and the boy got grazed by a bullet. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post

“You know everybody kind of froze because it could have been a motorcycle,” she said. “And then it was like a few more [shots] and then everyone just took off running and I ran for cover in the CitiBank. … It’s absolutely terrifying.

“It’s like one of the first warm days and I kind of don’t want to have to consider that whenever it gets warm in New York we get these, like, crazy incidents of people just being reckless with guns,” she said, adding, “I just got back from vacation. …I didn’t expect to go from tranquil vacation mode to running for my life.”

Another Bronx resident decried the violence and said “we need to change a lot, change the way we’re living.”

Mayor Adams swung by the scene after attending a funeral for a fallen NYPD detective Saturday. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post
Mayor Adams swung by the scene after attending a funeral for a fallen NYPD detective Saturday. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post

“I think we need to change mayors and presidents and everything because the way we are now, we’re senselessly killing each other. The working people are left to suffer and face the consequences of their lack of action. We pay for them to stay safe, nothing happens to them — we’re the ones that end up dead on the streets. They’re not doing anything for us. I think it’s time we have to vote Republican and vote Trump,” said the woman, who gave her name as Yesika.

Mayor Adams briefly surveyed the crime scene, speaking with investigators.

Police late Saturday were piecing together the circumstances that led to the shooting.

Cops said they are looking for a man in his 30s wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket with fur around the collar, light blue jeans and possibly red sneakers.

The suspect was last spotted running northbound on Crescent Avenue, authorities said.

Multiple shell casings were recovered in front of 151 East Fordham Rd.

The shooting occurred in front of a Capital One bank, a cop at the scene said. Glass across the street at a TD Bank was shattered by gunfire.

“We don’t know if there was a crossfire or multiple people [involved]. We don’t know yet,” an NYPD spokesman said.