3-year-old hospitalized following direct hit by street fireworks in the south Bronx

Photo and video courtesy of the NYPD

A 3-year-old boy was directly hit by street fireworks while watching out a window with his family in the south Bronx early on Wednesday.

According to police, the family was in their 6th floor apartment near W. 167th Street and Anderson Avenue when the accident happened.

Police reports said that a group of for to five men were on the street lighting the fireworks when one shot up into the apartment at about 12:10 a.m.

This video of the incident was released.

The 3-year-old child was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Children’s Hospital where he was treated for burns to his left arm and stomach and then released, according to the NYPD.

That group of men was last observed by police retrieving fireworks from a grey, four-door Ford Fusion sedan with Pennsylvania license plates.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls and messages are strictly confidential.

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