The man who admitted to firing a gun into a crowd Monday, wounding three people -- including two children, 5 and 2 -- was arraigned Wednesday in Bronx Criminal Court.
Luis Moore, 23, was charged with attempted murder after he turned himself in to police Tuesday, admitting he was the shooter.
At 7:45 p.m. on Monday, police say a group of people, including a pregnant woman and at least 10 young children, were hanging out in front of an apartment building located at 964 East 181th Street in the West Farms section of the Bronx.
That's when they say the suspected gunman, 23-year-old Luis Moore, approached the group and opened fire. One bullet struck a 2-year-old, Patience Boyd, in the temple; and a 5-year-old girl in the neck as they were playing outside of East 181st St., police said. The 2-year-old is now clinging to life, and, if she dies, Moore's charge will be upgraded to murder.
Moore also allegedly shot a 20-year-old man in the group who was the intended target, police said. He was shot in the back, while shielding the pregnant woman, police said. Cops say Moore had been arguing with the young man hours earlier and promised he'd be back for him.
Moore surrendered late in the afternoon Tuesday after police spent the day canvassing the neighborhood and posting fliers looking for information.
Debra Alfarone contributed to this report.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times