Stray Shot Strikes Man In Bushwick

Injured By Slug While On A Walk

Walking his girlfriend home proved to be a painful experience for a 22-year-old man hit by a stray bullet fired on a Bushwick block last Wednesday night, Nov. 5, police reported.

According to law enforcement sources, the shooting occurred at about 7:44 p.m. last Wednesday in the vicinity of Hancock Street and Knickerbocker Avenue.

Reportedly, the victim was walking his companion home when he stopped into a bodega. Seconds later, police noted, he stepped out when he heard shots fired from a distance.

Authorities said he then discovered that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm and began running away from the location.

Upon reaching the intersection of Halsey Street and Irving Avenue, he reportedly contacted police. Moments later, 83rd Precinct officers and EMS units responded to the location.

Paramedics brought the injured man to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was treated and released. No other injuries were reported.

The case was presented to the 83rd Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting that could prove helpful is asked to call the 83rd Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-574-1796; all calls will be kept confidential.