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Brazen Brooklyn gunman shot up hotel twice in a week: cops

Brooklyn gunman in hotel shootings
The brazen Brooklyn gunman who fired shots at The Brooklyn Way hotel on two separate occasions last week.
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Detectives are looking for the brazen Brooklyn gunman who fired shots at a hotel twice in a week.

Nobody was injured in the separate shootings that occurred inside the Brooklyn Way Hotel at 764 4th Ave. in Greenwood Heights, law enforcement sources said.

According to police, the first incident happened at 4:30 p.m. on May 30, when the gun-slinging goon walked into the hotel. He then displayed a firearm and pulled the trigger, discharging a round that landed at a wall next to an elevator. 

After firing the shot, cops said, the perpetrator fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Then, at 1:09 p.m. on June 4, the gunman returned to the hotel and, in a similar fashion, fired a shot at a utility closet. Despite property damage, no one was reported injured in that shooting.

Following the gunfire, the suspect fled on foot eastbound along 26th Street.

Both incidents were reported to the 72nd Precinct.

Later on Saturday, the NYPD released surveillance camera images of the gunman. In both incidents, he wore a face mask, a graphic t-shirt, jean shorts and black-and-white high-top sneakers.

During one episode, the suspect wore a retro Houston Astros baseball cap, while in the other he wore a blue-and-black baseball cap bearing the Kansas City Royals logo.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts 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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