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Gunmen Swarm Dad Walking With Daughter, 3, on NYC Street, Rip Girl From His Arms As They Shoot Him: NYPD

The shocking video shows the little girl running around in apparent panic as she's ripped away from her father

What to Know

  • Shocking surveillance video shows a group of men descending on a man walking with his daughter on a Bronx street and shooting at him
  • When they miss, the father tries to grab his 3-year-old girl and run, but the group tears the girl from his arms and shoots him
  • The victim was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital; his daughter was not hurt. Police are looking for the suspect

Shocking surveillance video shows a group of armed men swarming a 30-year-old man walking with his 3-year-old daughter on a New York City street, then tearing the child away as they shoot at the father in broad daylight, the NYPD says. 

Police say three men, their faces concealed in hoodies, approached the father as he was walking with the girl on University Avenue in the Bronx at around 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. All three of them took out guns and one of them fired a shot but missed the victim, according to police.

The father then grabbed his daughter and tried to run away, but the men grabbed him and pulled the girl away, police said. The little girl, wearing bright pink or red pants, is seen running around her father in apparent fright, video shows. 

One of the gunmen shot the victim once in the right leg, and the group then ran off, police said.  

The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition. The 3-year-old girl wasn't hurt, police said.

Police are looking for the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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