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Father fatally shot, 5-year-old son wounded in Bronx shooting

October 24, 2018 - 7:40 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man was killed in front of his 5-year-old son, who was also wounded, during a shooting in the Bronx Tuesday, police said.

The incident was reported at around 4:30 p.m. outside the Butler Houses in the Claremont section of the borough.

The father and son were reportedly shot in a stairwell between the fifth and sixth floors.

The father, 29-year-old Jaquan Williams, was shot in the chest while the 5-year-old boy suffered a wound to the arm.

Police responded and took the pair to St. Barnabus Hospital. Williams later died as a result of his wounds.

Police lieutenant Eric Dim told 1010 WINS he was able to make a tourniquet out of his belt to stop the bleeding on the boy’s arm.

“He was very calm, we were rubbing his head telling him he was going to be okay,” said Dim, who added that the 5-year-old was “very brave.”

As of Wednesday morning, police have made no arrests. The NYPD said the investigation is ongoing.