Gunman Chases Man Holding Baby, Shoots and Kills Him: NYPD

A man holding a baby was shot and killed on a Bronx street Tuesday afternoon, police say. 

Allen McQueen, 21, was sitting on a park bench on the 1500 block of Taylor Avenue in Parkchester, when a gunman came out of nowhere and shot at him, authorities and witnesses say.

Witnesses said McQueen started running toward his apartment, all the while holding his 1-year-old daughter, but was shot before he could get inside. Police said McQueen was struck once in the back.

He was taken to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The baby, though covered in blood, sustained only a bump to the head and was released from the hospital.

One witness said he heard two gunshots, and everyone in the area "froze."

"I see people running, kids ducking," said the witness, who asked not to be identified. 

"To see something like this in our community is totally shocking," he added. "Thank God the baby's alive." 

Police are still looking for the gunman who they say took off in a gray Mercedes with unknown New York plates.

Officials have released surveillance video of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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