Two suspects sought for November shooting of teen near Westchester Square school: cops

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The NYPD arrested two suspects Thursday for a murder in the Foxhurst section of the Bronx earlier this month. 
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The NYPD are still searching for two male suspects who opened fire on a 16-year-old in the vicinity of the P.S. X012 Lewis and Clark public school in the Westchester Square section of the Bronx in November.

According to police, the two men exited a cab and targeted the 16-year-old at around 3:25 p.m, began firing multiple shots at the teen, striking him one time in his right hand. The victim survived the attack with injuries to his hand, but the two suspects fled on foot within the confines of the 45th Precinct.

Video surveillance shows multiple scenes before and after the shooting. The first clip shows two suspects dressed in all black with their hoodies up exiting a black ride-share vehicle, a second clip features one of the suspects walking on foot and checking his phone toward 2555 Tratman Ave., where the shots were fired, and a final clip shows one of the suspects  —  with a clear visual of his face  — calling someone on the phone after the shooting.

Police sources told the Times that there is no surveillance footage of the actual shooting, and it’s unknown at the time which of the suspects opened fire on the 16-year-old.

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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Reach Robbie Sequeira at rsequeira@schnepsmedia.com or (718) 260-4599. For more coverage, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @bronxtimes. 

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