A New York City Police Crime Scene Unit vehicle stands on West 75th street outside an apartment building where two children died in a stabbing, on New York City's upper west side of Manhattan early October 26, 2012. The children's mother returned home to the luxury New York City apartment on Thursday to find two of her young children stabbed to death in the bathtub, and the family's nanny was arrested as the suspect in the killings, police said. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR39M8H
A 5-year-old Bronx boy was shot in the head by a stray bullet on his birthday Monday evening, cops said.
The incident unfolded in Morrisania outside of 1138 Washington Ave. at around 5:15 p.m., according to police.
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The child, identified as Jaheem Hunter, was walking out of the building with his dad and had been caught in the crossfire of a nearby shooting, cops said.
Two men in the area — who had bad blood — were trading verbal jabs in front of the pair when one of them brandished a pistol and started blasting, sources said.
The other man fled down Washington Avenue, causing the shooter to give chase.
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