Teen, 16, grazed in head by bullet after gunman opens fire in Bronx: police

Michael Sheridan, New York Daily News
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A 16-year-old narrowly escaped death after he was grazed in the head by a bullet when a stranger opened fire on him in the Bronx, police said Thursday.

The teenager was walking with two friends along Story Ave. near Taylor Ave. in Soundview on Sunday just after 9 p.m. when he was approached by the gunman, authorities said.

It isn’t clear what sparked the shooting, but police said the suspect pulled out a gun and shot multiple times at the teen.

A bullet grazed the 16-year-old’s head, cops said. He then took off running with his friends, and were chased by the gunman.

Surveillance video released by police shows the victim and his friends running inside a building on Story Ave., and the hooded gunman in dark clothing giving chase with the gun in hand.

The suspect, who remains at large, then fled the scene. The 16-year-old victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital, treated and released. No one else was injured.

Anyone with information is urged to call (800) 577-TIPS.