Transcript for 2 children escape Bronx shooting
Next, the horrifying scene in the bronx -- a gunman chasing another man on a crowded sidewalk, opening fire just inches from children who huddle in the terror to avoid the bullets. Tonight, the NYPD asking for the public's help to find that gunman and his police. Erielle reshef with the vote, and we warn you it is difficult to watch. Reporter: Tonight, that terrifying shooting caught on camera in the bronx. Two children escaping tragedy by a matter of inches. You can see the 10-year-old little girl shielding her 5-year-old brother as the suspect sprays bullets striking his 24-year-old target in the back and both legs. Police say the victim, who had an extensive criminal history, may have tried to use the kids as cover. I'm disgusted, I'm going to be honest with you. It's very alarming. Reporter: The children miraculously managing to avoid the gunfire. Authorities now on the hunt for the perpetrator who took off on a scooter driven by an accomplice. New York City seeing a surge in gun violence in recent months. According to the NYPD, shootings are up more than 64% compared to this time last year. And police say those kids had no connection to the victim or the suspect, they were likely just caught up in a case of gang violence. Thank you. That shooting in the bronx,
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