The NYPD is hunting for three men in connection with a Bronx shooting that put five people — including a 10-year-old boy — in the hospital for Thanksgiving.
The three “were in the company of the suspect” who actually opened fire, cops said in a statement.
The carnage, which sources said was gang-related, happened at just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday at East 153rd Street and Courtlandt Avenue.
Police summoned to the scene by multiple 911 calls found four gunshot victims — a 36-year-old woman and a 20-year-old male, who were each shot in the buttocks, along with a 19-year-old woman shot in her right leg, and a 10-year-old boy shot in his abdomen and left leg.
A fifth victim — a 14-year-old boy who had also been shot in the buttocks — was found nearby outside 626 Courtlandt Ave.
All five are in stable condition, police said.
The shooter was last seen running east on East 151st Street.
The bloodshed rattled the residential neighborhood.
Students at the Bronx Documentary Center across the street were forced to stay inside while police investigated, according to student Adanna Taylor, 14, who said instructors gave pupils hot chocolate and pie while they waited.
“I kind of felt bad that I wasn’t as shocked as I thought I would be,” she said of the incident.
Ricky Horne, who was shopping with his stepdaughters, Najeé, 13, and Salima, 11, at a bodega near the scene Thursday, said cops are needed in the “tough area.”
“Police on the beat. We need those guys around here,” said Horne.
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