Worker was shot in the chest while driving in New York in the middle of the afternoon
A 55-year-old man was shot in the chest while driving his work vehicle in broad daylight yesterday in Brooklyn (NYC).
Police are searching for the gunman who opened fire around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the vecindario Crown Heightsreported CBS News.
According to NYPD the unidentified driver was at the intersection of Rochester Avenue and Eastern Parkway when a bullet shattered the window on the steering wheel side and hit him in the chest. He miraculously survived and was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
Police do not believe that he was the intended target, but that he may have been hit by a stray bullet. No arrests have been made or suspects identified. Anyone with information should call to 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
As gun violence has escalated in New York, there are many cases of “Lost bullets” that reach people “by mistake” in the streets and even inside the Metro. in some shootings the victims are children and the elderly.
After the rise of shootings in 2020 and 2021, particularly among young members and/or victims of gangs, 2022 has maintained the same trend. In many cases, gunmen use “ghost” weapons, so called because they lack serial numbers to be traced and are usually homemade.