A Bronx man is dead and a Brooklyn man is wounded in two separate shootings in both boroughs last night into this morning, police officials said.
The shootings come as gun violence has abated somewhat citywide, with many cases still not resolved.
In the fatal shooting at 7:41 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the lower back and torso inside of 1000 Grand Concourse in Concourse Village, the Bronx. Police from the 44th Precinct found the man inside the lobby of the location and EMS rushed him to Lincoln Hospital, but he did not survive.
There was no description or motive in this latest shooting of the as yet unidentified victim. The area has been the scene of numerous shootings in the past few months, mostly gang-related, police say.
In the latest shooting Thursday morning at about 6:40 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest in front of FIB Bar at 14 Duryea Place near Flatbush Avenue and East 22nd Street in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Police from the 70th Precinct found the victim wounded, unconscious and unresponsive. He was rushed by EMS to Kings County Hospital where officials say he is in critical condition.
“I am going to be late for work because I can’t get my car. Settle your scores after 9 am next time,” said Candace Chairtable, a resident of Duryea Place whose car was inside the crime scene.
The investigation is early and it is unclear who might’ve shot the victim. Updates on this will be provided soon.
Also, shots were fired at a woman in a car on Batchelder Street in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn at about 7:30 a.m. this morning. She received minor injuries according to officials from the 61st Precinct, but the car window was said to have been shattered.
Foot chase results in arrests for firearm
Police pulling over a vehicle for “excessive tint” Wednesday night came up with a firearm and two suspects after a foot chase through Brownsville, officials said.
The two men were nabbed at 10:15 p.m. after police from the 73rd Precinct tried to pull the Nissan Altima over at Herzl Street and Pitkin Avenue. When the vehicle stopped, the two men leaped from the vehicle and began a foot chase through the community. Police nabbed both men near the abandoned vehicle.
Cops then found a .380 Ruger pistol inside of the vehicle. Both men were then arrested for the gun.
The two men were identified as Joseph Kensley, 24, of Flatbush Avenue and Dorville Eleizer, 22, of East 26th Street. Both men were charged with possession of a loaded firearm, while Kensley was also charged with possession of marijuana and the violation for the window tint.
Police seek information
The NYPD is trying to identify a man who fired a gun in the air on Oct. 15 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Police from the 83rd Precinct say that at 6:30 a.m. in front of 172 Linden Street, the unknown man pulled a gun and fired it into the air before fleeing westbound on Linden Street. Nobody was hurt in this shooting.
The man is described as medium complexion, approximately 5″7″ tall, slim build with long dark hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a horizontal striped track jacket, light-colored pants and white sneakers.
Police provided video of the unidentified man obtained from the incident location.
Anyone with information in regard to this or any of the other shootings is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.