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Man Opens Fire in Bodega Injuring Three, Including Two Girls

By Wil Cruz | March 12, 2012 1:05pm

BRONX — A gunman opened fire in a Bronxwood bodega last week, injuring three people, including 12- and 15-year-old girls — the second such incident at a bodega in the borough in recent weeks in which a child was shot.

Cops said the suspect, captured on chilling surveillance video, entered 750 Meat Grocery Inc., at 750 Astor Ave., and shot a 46-year-old man in the neck on March 8, just before 8 p.m.

As the shooter fled the store, he kept blasting, striking the 12-year-old girl in the left leg and the 15-year-old victim in the lower abdomen, police said.

The male victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition. The girls were rushed to Jacobi Hospital where they were also listed in stable condition, police said.

The suspect, who was wearing a green-hooded sweater and yellow pants and sneakers, fled on Holland Avenue, police said. He has not been arrested.

Police said the shooter was 18- to 22-years-old and weighed 150 to 165 pounds.

Late last month, an 8-year-old boy, Armando Bigo, was hit by a bullet allegedly fired by a 15-year-old boy as he stood near the entrance of a bodega on Randall Avenue in Soundview.

A grand jury indicted the suspect, Eduardo Rodriguez, who allegedly shot Big while riding a bike.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, log on to www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting274637, then entering TIP577.