- A motorized gunman opened fire on a crowded playground in the Bronx, New York
- A disturbing surveillance video shows the moment when the motorized gunman, together with a companion, began firing in the direction of the park
- The police are looking for the two suspects in the shooting who were traveling on a motorcycle
A masked motorized gunman fired multiple shots into a crowded playground in the Bronx, New York. The disturbing scene was captured on surveillance video and shown to the public on Tuesday, he reported. PIX11 News.
The New York Police Department published the images of the shooting showing two people with their faces covered traveling on a small motorcycle around the Magenta Playground at around 5:30 in the afternoon of March 12.
Motorized gunman opens fire on crowded Bronx playground
According to the security video footage, the person riding on the back of the motorcycle, the motorized gunman, drew a gun just as they passed the playground and fired multiple shots in the direction of the crowd as people ran. for cover, reported FOX 8.
The NYPD said the bullets hit three vehicles that were parked and unoccupied in front of the playground. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. To see the video click HERE. Authorities are searching for the two suspected motorized gunmen and asked anyone with information about them or the case to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or by visiting the website crimetoppers.nypdonline.org.
Biden calls for assault weapons ban after Colorado shooting
In light of the recent shootings that have hit the US in recent weeks, President Joe Biden asked Congress on Tuesday to pass “immediately” measures to strengthen arms control in the country, including a ban on all assault weapons.
“We can save lives” with gun control, President Biden said in a statement from the White House about the shooting that left 10 people dead on Monday in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, according to the Efe news agency.
“I don’t need to wait another minute.”
In addition to asking Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, the president called for them to eliminate loopholes in the background check system, all after a gunman killed ten people in a grocery store. in Boulder, Colorado.
“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that will save lives in the future and urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” Biden said in remarks from the White House, as reported The Hill.
Biden Calls for “Immediate Approval” of 2 Bills
“We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again. I did it when I was a senator … we should do it again, “insisted the president, who Biden asked the Senate to” immediately pass “two bills passed by the House that would expand the background check for the sale of firearms, and noted that both were approved by the Democratic-controlled House with some Republican support.
“This is not and should not be a partisan issue, it is an American issue. It will save lives, American lives, and we have to act, ”Biden said, adding that authorities are still awaiting more information about the shooter, his motive and the weapons he used on him. Multiple reports on Tuesday indicated that the suspect used an AR-15-type assault rifle to carry out the shooting.
Obama also calls for gun control
Like President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama urged on Tuesday to overcome “the opposition of cowardly politicians” and pass measures to strengthen gun control in the country, by ensuring that the US “can no longer afford “Make it” normal “to regularly experience mass shootings.
The former president between 2009 and 2017 reacted in a statement to the shooting in Boulder, Colorado, where a 21-year-old man identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa opened fire with an assault rifle and left 10 dead, aged between 20 and 65 years.
“It’s about time,” Obama says on gun control
“It is time, for a long time, that those who have power fight this epidemic of armed violence,” stressed Obama, who had as vice president the current US President, Joe Biden. The ex-president recognized that it will not be easy to eradicate the “animosity, racism and misogyny that feed many of these acts of senseless violence.”
But Obama said it is possible “to make it difficult for those who have hatred in their hearts to buy weapons of war. We can overcome the opposition of cowardly politicians and the pressure of an arms ‘lobby’ that opposes any limit to anyone’s ability to assemble an arsenal. We can and we must ”, he stressed.
Obama acknowledged his failure in gun control
Obama recognized years ago that his greatest frustration as president was the failure of his efforts to achieve greater control of the sale and possession of weapons in the country, after the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six women were shot dead.
The Obama administration then pushed through a set of measures to reform gun control legislation, but Congress failed to even pass the one that generated the most consensus: a background check system to prevent guns from reaching criminals or people with disabilities. mental health problems.
“A deep indignation”
Reacting to the Boulder shooting, Obama said he felt, “in addition to grief, a deep and family outrage” that the country “continues to tolerate these random and senseless acts, day after day, without taking significant action.”
“In a normal life, we should be able to buy food without fear. We should be able to go to school, hang out with our friends, or pray together without mentally planning our escape if someone shows up with a gun. We should be able to live our lives without wondering if the next trip away from home could be our last, ”he added.
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