Four people shot in Kingsbridge’s St. James Park in the Bronx: 3 and 6-year-old among them

Bronx park shooting shakes community: NYPD seeks public's aid in hunting masked assailants. Four were hospitalized, including young brothers.

In an episode of startling violence, a park in the Kingsbridge neighborhood of The Bronx (NYC) became a shooting ground yesterday, with four individuals, among them two little brothers, falling victim.

The incident occurred around the twilight hour of 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the tranquil setting of St. James Park, situated near the intersection of 193rd Street and Morris Avenue. According to the NYPD, the assailants, two in number, arrived riding a prohibited scooter, halted in the park, and ruthlessly unleashed bullets into the unsuspecting crowd.

The casualties of this senseless act include two young brothers, aged merely 3 and 6, who sustained injuries to their legs. In addition to the children, a 25-year-old man was hit in the back, and his 23-year-old relative was shot multiple times. As per ABC News, the injured quartet was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where they are all listed as stable.

At the time of the shooting, the park was far from empty, with hundreds of visitors, including the young victims and their mother, who were simply enjoying their walk when the gunfire erupted, detailed the Daily News.

Following the brutal act, the suspects, cloaked entirely in black, including masks, quickly made their escape down 193rd St. Law enforcement believes the adults were the primary targets of the onslaught, but the driving motive behind the shooting remains elusive. The investigation is in full swing.

Currently, the authorities have neither made any arrests nor identified any potential suspects. Individuals possessing any knowledge regarding the incident are encouraged to reach out at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish speakers 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Alternatively, tips can be submitted via or by sending a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), adding TIP577 afterward. All interactions will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.