Shocking moment scooter-riding gunman opens fire into a Bronx playground
- A gunman riding on a scooter was filmed shooting into a playground on March 12
- The shooting occurred at the Magenta Playground in Allerton area of the Bronx
- In the video, the two suspects are shown pulling up next to the playground
- The man riding on the back of the scooter is then shown firing off shots
- NYPD have requested information that could help find the two scooter riders
- Police have said that the two suspects will face reckless endangerment charges
A gunman riding on the back of a scooter opened fire on a group in a Bronx playground earlier this month, police said.
In shocking footage of the drive-by shooting, two men are seen on the electric vehicle before the man on the back aims a handgun and fires at the group.
The shooting occurred in daylight at the Magenta Playground in the Allerton area of the Bronx around 5:30 p.m. March 12. The shooter and his driver, seen wearing a bright yellow hoodie, pulled up on the scooter.
In surveillance footage from multiple angles shared by police, the suspect is then seen firing several rounds from a handgun across the playground, as he and the driver roll by.
The video appears to show a number of children in the playground close to a swing set as the pair drive past.
They then sped off, cops said, according to the New York Post.
While no one was injured, officials said three parked cars were damaged by the slugs fired.
‘It could be my child. It could be anybody’s child. That’s not cool that you’re firing shots into a park where there is kids,’ Olinville resident Elizabeth Carreras said, according to CBS New York.
‘They don’t care. They’re not thinking. It’s just sad,’ resident Jhenar Thomas said.
‘That’s extremely alarming. I just moved here a year ago, and that’s crazy,’ Noel Watson added, the network reported.
The shooting occurred in broad daylight at the Magenta Playground in the Allerton area of the Bronx at around 5:30 p.m. on March 12
The video appears to show a number of children in the playground close to a swing set as the pair drive past, and as the shooter releases the shots
While no one was injured in the daylight shooting, officials said that three parked cars were damaged by the slugs that were fired
The NYPD is now searching for the two suspects involved in the shooting, who were both seen wearing hooded sweatshirts, black masks and jeans.
Posting on his Twitter account, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea shared the surveillance footage, requesting help identifying the pair.
‘Help @NYPDDetectives identify the 2 individuals that drove by & shot into a crowd inside a #Bronx PLAYGROUND,’ he wrote on March 23.
‘The incident occurred on 3/12, around 5:30 PM, at the Magenta Playground on Olinville Ave & Rosewood St.’
According to police data, 10 people have been shot since January in the 47th Precinct, compared to four at this point last year. Officers also made 49 gun-related arrests, compared with 18 in 2020.
‘This is a testament to the fact that we, as a society, have a problem with guns,’ resident Jason Gonzalez said to CBS NY.
‘We have to take our best step forward and see what we can do to remove guns off of the streets. They just end up in the hands of the wrong people.’
Police have said that the two suspects will face reckless endangerment charges.