Chelsea shooting outside apartment building leaves man dead, two wounded

Chelsea shooting
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police are investigating a Chelsea shooting on Saturday night that left a man dead and two others injured.

Law enforcement sources said the gunfire erupted at about 10:19 p.m. on Nov. 12 in front of an apartment building at 541 West 25th St.

Officers from the 10th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about shots fired at the location, found three victims, including a 42-year-old man — Rasithamar Grant of 149th Avenue in Queens — shot multiple times about the body.

EMS rushed Grant to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Chelsea shooting location, an apartment house
Three people were shot outside this apartment house on West 25th Street in Chelsea on Nov. 12, 2022, police reported.Photo via Google Maps

Authorities said the other two victims were a 32-year-old woman shot in the left leg, and a 37-year-old man who took multiple bullets to both legs.

EMS rushed them to Bellevue and Lenox Hill Hospitals, respectively, where they are listed in stable condition.

At this early point in the investigation, police sources did not have any available information regarding a possible motive for the shooting, or the circumstances leading up to the gunfire.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the triple 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 Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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