NYPD is on the trail of two masked men on a motorcycle who shot at a Bronx street in broad daylight.
The incident was captured on a security video released by the NYPD. The subject riding as a passenger behind the driver fired a handgun several times toward Magenta Park at 2:39 p.m. Sunday, NYPD said.
The shots struck a vehicle parked at Magenta Playground, New York Post noted. The individuals fled the scene northbound on Barnes Avenue toward East 220th Street.
It is unclear why the man fired, and no injuries were reported. But on Tuesday, four people were shot in a similar situation during a confrontation between gang members surrounded by children and parents at a playground in Queens.
No arrests have been made in any of those shootings. Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also, via crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
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