Boy, 2, shot on busy Bronx street; cops seek suspect behind brazen shooting

Police officer with crime scene tape up
FILE – A shooting scene
File photo/Lloyd Mitchell

A 2-year-old boy was shot on a busy Bronx street Saturday afternoon, police reported.

The youngster was hospitalized in stable condition while police searched for the gunman responsible for the incident, which occurred at about 1:44 p.m. on March 30 near the corner of Grand Concourse and Fordham Road.

Officers from the 52nd Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about a shooting at the location, found the youngster with a bullet wound to his hip.

Upon further investigation, police also located multiple shell casings at the crime scene, which is a major local shopping destination. The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unknown and under investigation, police sources said.

EMS rushed the wounded child to Jacobi Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition and is expected to make a recovery.

Car passes Bronx stores where shooting occurred
The intersection of Grand Concourse and East Fordham Road in the Bronx.Photo via Google Maps

Meanwhile, police are looking for the suspected shooter, described only as a man who was last seen fleeing the scene northbound along Crescent Avenue toward 190th Street.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

With reporting by Dean Moses