Hate continued to trouble the Jewish community in Williamsburg on Sunday night as two Chasidim were struck by BB pellets fired from a passing vehicle on Whyte Avenue.
Despite enhanced police presence in the area, two victims were walking on Whyte Avenue near South 10 Street when a black SUV pulled up and an assailant fired a BB gun at them. No words were exchanged between the aggressor and victims prior to the attack.
Williamsburg Hatzolah responded, but the victims – a 40-year-old woman and her 20-year-old son – did not require transport to a hospital. The NYPD’s 90th Precinct is at the scene of the crime and WSPU units are canvassing the area in search of security camera footage of the incident to assist detectives in their investigation.
If citizens have any information regarding this recent incident or any other of recent incidents, they are being urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stopper hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS and Williamsburg Shomrim’s 24-hour emergency hotline at 718-237-0202.