Seek Suspect In B’wick Shooting
Law enforcement agents are searching for the gunman who shot and injured a 24-year-old man at a Bushwick intersection last Friday evening, Aug. 1.
The victim was hospitalized for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening, authorities stated.
Authorities said a 5-year-old girl was riding her tricycle near the location when the shooting took place. She was reportedly unharmed.
Police describe the gunman as a black male between 20 and 30 years of age, standing between 5’7″- and 5’8″-tall and weighing between 220 and 230 lbs. Reportedly, he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a New York Yankees baseball cap.
Reportedly, the gunfire erupted at about 8:05 p.m. at the corner of Moffat Street and Wilson Avenue, steps away from the Wilson Avenue L train station.
According to law enforcement sources, the perpetrator approached the victim, who began to flee on foot.
As shown in a security camera video released by police last Saturday, Aug. 2, the 24-year-old man fell to the ground, apparently hit by gunfire.
The suspect fired once more at the victim on the sidewalk, then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
The video can be viewed on the Times Newsweekly’s YouTube page, https://youtu.be/AUC8v7KNyUc.
Officers from the 83rd Precinct and EMS units responded to the location. Paramedics brought the victim to Kings County Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
Various police units canvassed the surrounding area for the suspect and evidence, but no immediate arrests were made.
The case was presented to the 83rd Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding the shooting or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to call the 83rd Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718- 574-1796 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Information may also be sent to Crime Stoppers via text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.