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Disturbing video: Kids dive for cover as gunman opens fire on New York sidewalk

NEW YORK, NY -- Shocking video shows a brazen gunman opening fire just mere inches away from children as they ducked for safety on a sidewalk in the Bronx in broad daylight, ABC's New York City affiliate WABC reported Friday.

The children, a 10-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother, somehow avoided being shot as the gunman fired multiple shots on his intended target, a 24-year-old man.

The gunman fired about a dozen shots in total.

The victim was shot three times -- once in each leg and in the lower back -- and taken to the hospital, where he was expected to survive.

Miraculously, the children - who ducked for cover as the gunman opened fire just inches away - were not physically injured.

After the shooting, the gunman got on a scooter with a second person and they both got away.

NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison said the shooting "seems like it's a gang incident, which has been plaguing NYC this year."

"I'm disgusted, I'm going to be honest with you, it's very alarming," Harrison said.

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