Police: Multiple people injured after BB gun shootings within the last 24 hours in NYC
Police are now investigating two separate incidents involving BB guns as multiple people, including two young girls, were injured within the last 24 hours.
The NYPD says an 11-year-old girl had to be taken to the hospital after her and her family were shot by BB guns on Southern Boulevard and Aldus Street at around 1 a.m.
According to police, the family was getting out of their car when the girl was hit in the knee with a BB pellet, while her mom was struck in the back. Her dad was also struck in the knee and her older sister was struck in the hand.
The 11-year-old had to be treated at a hospital, while the rest of her family only suffered some bruising. Police are now looking for four male suspects who they say fled the scene in a dark-colored sedan.
The second incident happened Tuesday in Brooklyn around 5:18 p.m. Police say a 9-year-old girl was grazed on the right side of her head by a BB gun pellet while she was sitting on a bench with her grandmother on Powell Street. At this hour, there are no descriptions of the person who pulled the trigger and no arrests have been made.
Recently, Fordham University’s Office of Public Safety sent out a statement informing students of several pellet gun attacks in the Belmont section of the Bronx. The students reported they were shot from passing cars.
Although none of the victims in these cases were seriously injured, BB guns are classified by the NYPD as dangerous instruments and are strictly prohibited in places like school grounds.