A man was left fighting for his life after taking a bullet in Manhattan, and three people in Brooklyn were injured, in separate shootings between Monday and Tuesday morning, police reported.
The most serious incident occurred in Harlem at about 1:45 a.m. on Sept. 22, where a 29-year-old man was shot in the left side of his torso in front of 145 West 117th St.
Officers from the 28th Precinct, in responding to the reported shooting, found the wounded victim on the sidewalk. Paramedics rushed him to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where he’s said to be in very critical condition.
At this point in the investigation, police did not have information about a possible motive or suspect. Detectives were in the process of obtaining and reviewing security camera footage from nearby stores.
The other shootings occurred in Brooklyn, with the first taking place at 12:25 p.m. on Sept. 21 in front of the Howard Houses public housing complex at Glenmore Avenue and Mother Gaston Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Officers from the 73rd Precinct and NYPD PSA 3 responded to the scene after the NYPD ShotSpotter system was activated. But upon arriving, police sources said, the cops didn’t find a victim — only spent shells.
Later, authorities said, the apparent victim in the shooting — a 25-year-old man — showed up at Kings County Hospital with a gunshot wound to his thigh. He told detectives that he took the bullet at the corner moments earlier.
Cops are now looking for male and female suspects who were apparently involved in a dispute with the victim just before the shooting occurred.
Later on Monday, at about 9:30 p.m., a 55-year-old man was shot in both legs while barbecuing in front of 572 East 51st St. in East Flatbush.
According to police, the victim told detectives from the 67th Precinct that the assailant fired shot from a white four door Chevy van and fled towards Tilden Avenue.
The victim is in stable condition at Kings County Hospital. No motive was given for the shooting, police said.
Finally, at about 10 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the hip following a verbal dispute in front of 748 Fulton St. in Fort Greene.
Officers from the 88th Precinct found the wounded victim at the scene, and recovered several shell casings. The victim is in stable condition at Methodist Hospital.
Detectives obtained a description of the shooter in this instance, who’s described as a Black man wearing black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt. He was last seen heading west on Fulton Street.
Police did not disclose a possible motive for the dispute and shooting.
Police seek information
The NYPD’s 26th Precinct Detective Squad is seeking the public’s help in finding Jessie Moorehead, 30, in connection with the Aug. 9 shootings of two people, ages 23 and 22, in front of 453 West 125th Street in Harlem. Both young men survived their wounds at local hospitals.
The motive for the shooting was not immediately available. A photo of the suspect was provided by police.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts, or the other shootings reported between Monday and Tuesday, can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
Second man arrested in homicide
Police arrested a second man in connection with the Aug. 8 shooting death of a 36-year-old man in the Bronx.
Law enforcement officials identified say detectives arrested John Wilson, 19, of West 165th Street in connection with the shooting murder Curtis Holley of West 142nd Street in the Bronx.
Investigators from the 42nd Precinct previously arrested Jose Aviles, 29, of Tinton Avenue with the shooting. It was unclear how Wilson was connected to the shooting.
Wilson and Aviles are being charged with the shooting death of Holley just before midnight August 8. It was unclear who fired the shots that killed the victim, however, both are being charged with the murder, police officials said.