80-year-old struck by stray bullet in the Bronx: NYPD

Bronx stray bullet shooting

Cops released an image of a man accused of firing shots in the Bronx, striking an 80-year-old man on May 17, 2021 (NYPD)

CROTONA PARK, the Bronx — An 80-year-old man was shot by a stray bullet in the Bronx Monday afternoon, police said.

It happened at East 174th Street and Vyse Avenue in the Crotona Park section of the Bronx shortly after 4:30 p.m., officers said.

The man was shot in the buttocks and was taken to a local hospital; his condition was considered stable.

A male suspect was shooting at other men from a car when the victim was struck, according to the NYPD. The victim was an innocent bystander.

No arrests have yet been made.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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