By Eyewitness News

MOTT HAVEN, The Bronx (WABC) — Five guns were found on students in New York City schools in a 24-hour period.

On Thursday evening, there was another day of violence in the South Bronx, after there was a shooting on the street – just steps from PS 65 Mother Hale Academy on E. 141 Street and Cypress Avenue.

“You just gotta think, ‘jeez, what if that’s a relative, close friend, neighbor?'” said neighborhood resident Eli Aponte.

Police quickly took someone into custody and the victim is expected to survive.

None of this had anything to do with the school down the block, but it sure was close.

Students in the nation’s largest public school system have been caught with guns – some of them loaded, five times in the past two days.

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