Scooter-riding gunman sought for attack that hurt 4 people, including 2 children, at New York park

Police are hunting for a gunman who opened fire in a crowded New York park, injuring four people including two young children.

NEWYORK — Police on Tuesday were hunting for a gunman who opened fire in a crowded park, wounding four people including two young children, authorities said.

Two masked men dressed in black ride scooters to St. James in the Fordham Manor section of the Bronx shortly before 6 p.m. Sheriff John Chell said at a news conference.

Chell said passengers got off scooters and opened fire on the crowd before the men drove away.

Chell said two brothers, ages 3 and 6, were each shot in the leg, a 25-year-old man was shot once in the back and a 23-year-old man was shot multiple times.

“Everyone is doing well and will recover from their injuries,” he said.

He said investigators do not know who was the target in the shooting or the motive for the attack.

Last week, a gunman riding a scooter killed an 86-year-old man and wounded three others in a series of six seemingly random attacks in Brooklyn and Queens, police said.

Thomas Abreau, 25, of Brooklyn, was arrested following Saturday’s attack and charged with murder and attempted murder, police said.

It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

Police said they seized the scooter and a 9mm pistol with an extended magazine.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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