Sunday, March 11, 2012

Police Seek Bronx Bodega Shooter Seen On Surveillance Video

Police are hoping surveillance video leads them to the man who opened fire in a Bronx bodega, hitting three people.

Authorities say the man, seen in the security camera video above, opened fire outside the store just before 8 p.m. Thursday, hitting a 46-year-old man.

He then went inside the bodega, where he shot two girls, ages 12 and 15.

The suspect is described as between 18 and 22 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and and between 150 and 165 pounds.

Meanwhile, the man who was hit wants to know why he was sent home from the hospital with a bullet still near the base of his skull.

Ricardo Acevedo, who was shot in the back of the neck, says it's a miracle that he's still alive.

The bullet is still lodged there, as evidenced by the x-ray taken of Acevedo.

He says St. Barnabas Hospital released him three hours after he was shot, and asked him to return the following morning.

"I obeyed and went home, but I was cold and with no more clothes on than a gown," Acevedo told NY1. "I am not satisfied. It's not right for a patient at a hospital to be sent home in a gown in a cold day. I have the bullet here inside and I thank God I'm alive to tell."

A St. Barnabas representative tells NY1 that it's standard procedure to refer patients for a flesh wound, and that Acevedo didn't appear to to be in pain.

The hospital also says whether or not Acevedo had insurance played no role in the decision to send him home.

By: NY1 News

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