Bronx shooting injures 5-year-old boy, kills father, NYPD says

The boy was shot in the arm and taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, cops said.

A man was killed and his 5-year-old son was injured during a shooting inside a Bronx apartment building Tuesday afternoon, police and fire officials said.

Emergency responders were called to a stairwell in the building on Webster Avenue, near Claremont Park, around 4:30 p.m., according to an NYPD spokesman.

Jaquan Millien, 29, was shot in the torso and rushed to Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, the police spokesman said.

Responding officers found the 5-year-old boy in the stairwell bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound to his arm, the spokesman added. An NYPD lieutenant applied a tourniquet above the wound to help slow the blood loss before the boy was placed in a police vehicle and rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, per the spokesman.

The little boy was expected to make a full recovery, according to officials.

So far, there have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Lauren Cook