A Bronx high school senior who stepped out for lunch Sunday was shot in the shoulder during a robbery attempt, police said.
Paul Ulloa, 16, walked out of Bronx Regional High School in Morrisania only to be jumped by a gun-toting man wearing a ski mask, a hoodie and gloves, according to the teen’s anguished family.
“He was trying to rob him of his leather coat,” said the victim’s brother Arnaldo Ulloa, 19.
“Why did they have to pick onhim?” Arnaldo asked. “He wasn’t bothering anybody – [they] could’ve taken his life.”
Paul Ulloa, who helps pay his family’s bills by working as a busboy at an upper West Side restaurant, was listed in stable condition at Lincoln Hospital, officials said. The injured student’s family said he hopes to attend John Jay College of Criminal Justice and then become an FBI agent.
The gunman, who ran off without grabbing Paul’s Pelle Pelle jacket, remains at large, police said.
“The mask, the hood, the gloves … it was so professional,” said Yuri Batista, the victim’s aunt. “I’m sure this guy is going to do it again.”