By Edwin Soto:
A Woman and girl wounded in crossfire of wild shootout between
police, masked gunman on 12/5/2018
Police shot a gunman after a foot chase and wild shootout on a Bronx
street Wednesday night that also left a woman and a young girl wounded.
A woman and young girl were wounded in the crossfire of a wild shootout on a
Bronx street Wednesday as police chased and shot a masked gunman carrying a
red backpack filled with suspected drugs.
The suspect had just ripped off a group of drug dealers in the lobby of an
apartment building on W. 183rd St. near 2280 Loring Place North in
University Heights around 6:10 p.m. and was running away, his gun blazing,
when officers on patrol spotted him.
The officers saw him run out of the building with a mask on his face
holding a backpack to his chest. The suspect turned his gun on the officers, who responded by firing between 20 and 25 times. They then chased the gunman to W. Fordham Road,
shooting him through the neck.
The police also recovered a.25-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a kilo of
suspected drugs in the red backpack he was carrying. A 12-year-old girl was caught in the crossfire and hit in the leg, either by a bullet or a fragment, as was a woman, who was struck in the stomach.
The woman, Irene Ureña Perez, 45, lives nearby and was returning home from
her work as a babysitter, her daughter, Dharian Hernandez Ureña. The gunman fired at least three shots at the officers. Irene Ureña Perez, 45, was caught in the crossfire and shot in the side of her stomach. Its not clear whose bullets hit the bystanders.
The woman and gunman were both taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in serious
condition, authorities said. Medics took the girl to Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Shes expected to survive, authorities said.