Man on scooter taking pictures at random, now in custody, police mentioned
Sunday, July 9, 2023 1:42PM
NEW YORK — A scooter-riding gunman killed an 87-year-old man and wounded three others in a string of random shootings throughout Queens and Brooklyn in New York Metropolis Saturday, police mentioned.
A 25-year-old man was taken into custody with out incident, and his id was not revealed by police, Assistant Police Chief Joseph Kenny mentioned at a information convention.
A 9 mm handgun with an prolonged journal and a scooter have been recovered.
“We do not know the motive. It appears his acts have been random,” Kenny mentioned. “Video exhibits that he isn’t concentrating on anyone – he isn’t following anyone as he is driving on his scooter; he is randomly taking pictures folks.”
The shootings started round 11:10 a.m. when somebody on a scooter shot a 21-year-old man within the shoulder in Brooklyn. He was dropped at a hospital and is predicted to outlive, police mentioned.
Seventeen minutes later, an 87-year-old man was shot a number of occasions within the Richmond Hill space of Queens. He later died at a hospital.
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Shortly after in Queens, witnesses reported a person on a scooter firing randomly into a bunch of individuals; though, no one was harm.
At 11:35 a.m. at Hillside Avenue and 126th Avenue, a 44-year-old man was shot within the face. He’s now in crucial situation.
Simply two minutes later at Jamaica Avenue and 134th Avenue, a 63-year-old man was additionally hit by gunfire.
“Armed with a picture of the suspect as officers fanned out throughout Queens,” NYPD Performing Police Commissioner Edward Caban referred to as for a crucial message. A picture of the suspect was despatched to each NYPD officer on the road. It helped officers from 103rd and 113th Precincts acknowledge and arrest the suspect in Queens simply after 1 p.m.
“The 9mm pistol had an prolonged journal. Given the violence this particular person was prepared to hold out, I need to specific my gratitude to the women and men within the NYPD,” Caban mentioned.
Officers say the suspect has just one prior arrest for a visitors violation.
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