East Harlem shooting leaves two injured, pair of suspects in custody: sources

East Harlem shooting
Police investigate a shooting in East Harlem on May 9, 2023.
Photo by Adrian Childress

Two suspects are being questioned in an East Harlem double shooting on Tuesday night that left two people injured, sources familiar with the case reported.

Law enforcement sources said the gun violence erupted at about 9:30 p.m. on May 9 near the corner of Park Avenue and East 110th Street (Tito Puente Way).

Officers from the 23rd Precinct, in responding to a 911 call, about the shooting, located two victims: a 19-year-old woman shot in a leg, and a 29-year-old man shot in the right leg.

One of the victims was located, according to the Citizen app, at the corner of East 112th Street and Lexington Avenue, where a crime scene was established.

The motive for the shooting remains unknown at this time, and under investigation, sources said.

East Harlem shooting
Police investigate the crime scene near the corner of East 112th Street and Lexington Avenue following a shooting on May 9, 2023.Photo by Adrian Childress

EMS rushed the injured woman to Harlem Hospital, and the wounded man to Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital, authorities said. Both are expected to recover from their injuries.

Sources familiar with the case said a firearm was recovered at the shooting scene. During the investigation, police also located the two suspects and brought them in for further questioning, the sources noted.

Charges against them are pending the results of the ongoing investigation, authorities said.