Chelsea shooting: Suspect who targeted man on basketball court remains at large

Police respond to Chelsea shooting
Cops are searching for a gunman who shot and injured a man in Chelsea on Tuesday night, authorities said.

Cops in Chelsea are searching for a gunman who shot and injured a man near a basketball court on Tuesday night, authorities said.

According to police sources, gunfire rang out near 420 West 19th St. at around 9:42 p.m. on April 2, prompting a slew of 911 calls.

Officers from the 10th Precinct arrived and found a 30-year-old man on the ground in the rear of the building, with a gunshot wound to the back.

Moments earlier, an eyewitness told police, an unidentified man had fired several rounds toward the basketball court before fleeing in a gray sedan, law enforcement sources said.

Police sealed off the area as dozens of residents watched EMS place the victim on a stretcher before rushing him to Bellevue Hospital; he is expected to survive his injuries.

No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). 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.