A student took a bullet to the leg in a drive-by shooting that occurred during dismissal at a nearby city high school Monday afternoon, cops and police sources said.
The gunfire rang out around 2:30 p.m. at Bathgate Avenue and East Fordham Road about a half block from Theodore Roosevelt High School in The Bronx, striking the 17-year-old boy in the left leg, cops said.
The shooter was in a dark Dodge SUV that was being driven past a group of students when the bullets were fired, police sources said.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the victim was the intended target in the incident, sources said.
A stunned veteran school-safety agent told The Post, “Is this 1990s South Central LA?
“We’re doing drive-bys in front of schools now? This doesn’t seem real,” the agent said.
School Safety Coalition President Mona Davids said her group had asked for a meeting several weeks ago with Mayor-elect Eric Adams about safety issues involving the city’s schools.
“We requested a meeting with Eric Adams two weeks ago, and he has not met with us,” she said.
“He is now mayor of New York City. We hope he won’t fall asleep on public safety. A child was shot at dismissal outside of a New York City school today. What is he going to do about it?”
The gunman’s vehicle, which took off on East Fordham Road, was missing its front plate, cops said.
The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.
Last month, a 16-year-old gang member who was busted on gun charges twice in the eight months prior was nabbed for opening fire on another teen near a Brooklyn high school, police had said.
The teen, a reputed member of the G-Stone Crips whose name wasn’t released because of his age, squeezed off a shot at a 17-year-old boy he had a dispute with at East 26th Street and Glenwood Road outside Midwood High School shortly after 10 a.m. Oct. 26, cops said.