Someone fired a bullet through a window at a Bronx police station house, police sources said. Investigators are fairly certain the shot that blasted the 52nd Precinct stationhouse came from outside the building, sources said.That’s based on the location of the shattered glass, sources said.
It is still not clear, however, if the shot was intentionally fired at the stationhouse or it the shooter was aiming elsewhere.
The mystery unfolded Feb. 23 when two 9-mm. shell casings were found in the roll call office at the stationhouse, located on Webster Ave. in Norwood.
That afternoon, the bullet hole was discovered. At first, investigators suspected an officer might have inadvertently fired a weapon. But they now suspect someone shot at the building and the shell casings have nothing to do with the incident.
The roll call office is in the back of the stationhouse, not far from the southbound Bronx River Parkway.There had not been any recent threats against officers at the precinct prior to the incident, sources said.
In theory, every precinct has a front-door security presence, but sources said limited resources often prevent that from happening.
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