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NYPD hosts 'Protect Our Kids' event after crossfire in the Bronx narrowly misses 2 children

NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison says he wants the community to know they’re here for them.

News 12 Staff

Jun 23, 2021, 9:40 PM

Updated 1,092 days ago

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Less than a week after a man was shot on Sheridan Avenue outside a bodega in the Bronx, narrowly missing two kids in the crossfire, the NYPD hosted a “Protect Our Kids” block party. 
The event was held in Mount Eden in an effort to help make neighbors feel more comfortable. 
Families had the opportunity to come outside and be part of safe games and activities. Some are saying they are now afraid to leave their homes. 
NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison says he wants the community to know they’re here for them. 
"We're going to make sure that you feel comfortable, we're going to make sure that you feel safe to come outside your house and it starts with an event like this, opening up your doors, bringing here the resources, to make sure that you know we're here to protect you...we're going to put a lot of resources here going into the future, unfortunately, Sheridan has historically had their issues with violence, gang violence,” said Harrison. 
He says they have identified a person of interest in connection to the incident. The NYPD says they’re optimistic that he’ll be arrested “sooner rather than later.” 


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