NYC: NYPD officer fired 27 times in wild Bronx shootout, striking suspect and two innocent bystanders: sources

The bullets that struck two innocent bystanders in Wednesday’s wild Bronx shootout came from an NYPD officer’s gun, police sources revealed Thursday.

Officer Juan Gomez, 30, fired at robbery suspect Edwin Castillo-Concepcion 27 times — and had to stop once to reload, said sources.

Castillo-Concepcion shot twice as he fled down Loring Place North and W. Fordham Rd. in University Heights, the sources said.

A bullet from Gomez’s 9-mm service weapon hit 46-year-old Rosana Urena in the side, while fragments from another of the officer’s bullets tore into 12-year-old Gabriel Hayes’ leg as she was walking with her mom, sources said.

Castillo-Concepcion, 37, survived a bullet through his neck. He’s charged with attempted murder and weapon possession.


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