Wild Hell’s Kitchen robbery ends with gunman shooting victim, and accomplice: cops

Screenshot of Hell's Kitchen armed robbery and shooting scene
An attempted robber in Hell’s Kitchen shot his victim and his own accomplice early Sunday morning in a bizarre incident, authorities said.

An attempted armed robbery in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday morning ended in chaos with a gunman shooting a victim and his own accomplice, authorities reported.

According to police sources, a 35-year-old man was walking along West 50th Street and 12th Avenue at around 4:30 a.m. on April 28 when he was approached by two men who tried to yank a chain from around his neck.

Cops say the man fought back, resulting in the assailants brandishing firearms and unleashing a hail of bullets.

During the chaos, the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. Police said one of the robbers hit his partner, a 21-year-old man, in the leg and chest.

The crooks made their escape in a white Honda Accord, police sources said. Detectives later learned that the wounded suspect was dropped off via private means at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he is currently undergoing treatment, but is expected to survive.

Meanwhile, EMS brought the robbery victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he is recovering. 

The incident was reported to the Midtown North Precinct

Police say the alleged robber is being questioned while hospitalized, but charges are still pending the ongoing investigation.