Police search gunman who fired toward officers, fled on rooftops in the Bronx
Police say a man who fired a weapon in their direction got away by jumping from rooftop to rooftop in a Bronx neighborhood Friday night.
Officers were patrolling the area just before 8 p.m. when they saw a man carrying a firearm at East 174th Street and Vyse Avenue.
Sources say a man is jumping from rooftop to rooftop in the Bronx shooting at cops. NYPD aviation unit in the air searching for gunman. Search has been going on for almost 2 hours. Happened at E 174 St and Vyse Ave. No one hurt. Latest at 11pm on @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/TdUhG4SISn
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The man then fired a round in the direction of the officers. Nobody was injured.
That’s when the suspect, who was wearing a gray hoodie, fled the scene.
Witnesses say the suspect was later seen jumping from rooftop to rooftop, according to police sources. The NYPD aviation unit was searching for the gunman, who remained at large Saturday.