Two women were shot and injured in the Bronx last night, and a mother and child were hit by the driver of a car in a nearby but unrelated incident, police said.
According to the cops, the shooting took place at around 11:10 p.m. on the corner of Boynton Avenue and East 173rd Street. Two 31-year-old women told police that they were standing on the corner when two suspects approached them and began shooting. One woman was shot in the back and the other in both legs.
An employee at a deli near the scene told CBS2 that he saw people running everywhere after the shooting, and that the woman who was shot in the legs needed help from witnesses.
"A lot of people were trying to help her and stop the bleeding and I called 911 and then I called the ambulance then everybody came and they took her," he told the channel.
Police said that one woman was taken to Jacobi Hospital and the other was taken to St. Barnabus Hospital, and that both were likely to survive.
A police spokesperson said that while the woman told police she had heard shots, she wasn't running from the scene of the shooting. The car crash happened across the Bronx River from the shooting and twenty minutes after the incident occurred, according to the spokesperson. The driver of the car remained on the scene, and the woman and her son were taken to Jacobi Hospital with minor injuries.
The suspects in the shooting remain at large.