Teens Mowed Down in Bronx, Driver Still At Large
The incident unfolded after a tipster called cops with reports of a man driving around in a late model Honda with a gun. Police in an unmarked car stopped the vehicle around 3 p.m. Thursday near East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx. When cops approached the car, the driver, with two passengers inside, took off, according to police. The officers proceeded to pursue the car but suspended the chase when they lost sight of the Honda.
Police say the officers continued their hunt for the suspects and canvassed the area on foot. Moments later, the driver lost control just a few blocks away at Adams Street and Van Nest Avenue. He mounted the sidewalk, slammed into the teens and ran into a church, according to investigators. The suspects got out of the car and fled. Witnesses said one man ripped off a red Cardinals baseball cap and matching sweatshirt as he ran off.
The teens, a fifteen-year-old boy and two girls, ages 16 and 17, were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition with head and leg injuries. Hospital officials say they can't give out the identities of the victims because they are minors, but all three are expected to fully recover.
Anyone with information on the suspects is urged to call police.