Children, 2 and 5, Shot By Stray Bullets While Playing Outside Bronx Home

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Police are on a manhunt for the gunman who shot three people, including two young children, Monday night in the Bronx.

It was 7:45 p.m. when 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.

The bullets were apparently meant for a 20-year-old man in the group. He was shot in the back, while shielding the pregnant woman, police said.

A 5 year-old girl was grazed by a bullet in the neck, and a 2-year-old girl was shot in the temple. Authorities say the children were transported to Barnabas Hospital where the toddler was listed in critical condition and the 5-year-old was listed in stable condition. The 20-year-old was also listed in stable condition, police said.

Cops say Moore had been arguing with the young man hours earlier and promised he'd be back for him.

Police say they're not sure if the youngest victim will survive her injury. If she doesn't, Moore won't be wanted by police for just the shootings -- he'll be wanted for murder.

Moore is described as a Hispanic man about 5'9" tall and 165 lbs. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and black shorts. His last known address is 2130 Strange Avenue in the Bronx.

Anyone with any information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Tipsters can also submit information at or by texting CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577. All calls will be kept confidential.

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