According to authorities, a gunman riding a scooter opened fire randomly across two boroughs of New York City, killing an 87-year-old man and injuring three others.
According to Assistant Chief Joseph Kenny, a 25-year-old guy was apprehended without incident, and his identity was kept a secret by authorities.
A scooter and a 9-millimeter handgun with an extended magazine were found.
A screenshot of the shooter was taken from the footage and provided to police officers’ phones by the New York Police Department.
Some of the cops saw the suspect roughly two hours after the first fire.
“We’re unsure about the motivation.
It appears that he acted at random,” Kenny stated. The NYPD reported that a scooter rider was responsible for five shootings in total, one in Brooklyn and four in Queens.
In one of the shootings, nobody was hurt. Around 11:10 a.m., the gunfire started when a 21-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in Brooklyn by someone on a scooter.
He was taken to a hospital, where police indicated he should make it.
A 87-year-old man was shot numerous times in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens 17 minutes later.
Later, he passed away at a hospital.
A man on a scooter was seen firing randomly into a crowd of people in Queens shortly after that, but no one was harmed.
A 44-year-old guy was shot in the face eight minutes later. At Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, he was in critical condition.
A 63-year-old guy was shot in the torso about a minute later. At the hospital, his condition was stable.
The number of killings in the country’s largest metropolis has increased recently but is still far lower than its high in the early 1990s.
New York City experienced a spike in the number of gunshot wounds during the epidemic, and that number has remained stubbornly high.
The city has also dealt with a number of high-profile crimes. Former New York City police captain and current mayor Eric Adams has emphasized the significance of removing weapons from the streets.
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Man on scooter goes on shooting spree in Queens and Brooklyn. 4 people shot 1 dead . The NYPD arrested the suspect pic.twitter.com/Jm9RyPFyec
— Leeroy Johnson (@LeeroyPress) July 9, 2023