Man in Brooklyn shot in the face at street corner: cops

NYPD crime scene unit members at Brooklyn shooting scene
FILE – NYPD Crime Scene Unit members at a Brooklyn shooting scene
File photo/Lloyd Mitchell

Brooklyn detectives are looking for the suspect who shot a man in the face early on Saturday morning. 

Police said the gun violence erupted at about 3:21 a.m. on April 13 at the corner of Lewis Avenue and Pulaski Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Officers from the 81st Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the incident, found the victim, a 66-year-old man, with a gunshot wound to his right cheek.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police determined that the man had been attacked by an unidentified suspect known to him. The motive for the shooting, however, remains unknown at this time.

Location where Brooklyn man was shot in the face
The intersection of Lewis Avenue and Pulaski Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, BrooklynPhoto via Google Maps

EMS rushed the wounded man to Kings County Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through April 7, the 81st Precinct had reported just two shootings year-to-date, down from the five tallied at the same point in 2023, according to the most recent CompStat report.

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