Blood on Clark Street! Witness describes Heights shooting

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Police are on the hunt for a gun-toting thug who shot a Brooklyn Heights resident twice in the back on Sunday, injuring him.

Cops say that the gunman ambushed his 28-year-old victim at around 7 pm in front of the Cadman Towers apartment building near the corner of Clark Street and Monroe Place.

“He was bleeding everywhere — we were comforting him,” said one tenant who witnessed the aftermath of the gruesome shooting. “People had already called an ambulance. He looked really bad, but he’s supposed to be getting surgery today.”

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a Manhattan hospital, where he is in stable condition, police said.

No arrests have been made. Witnesses described the gunman as heavyset and in his mid-20s, wearing jeans and a dark-colored T-shirt.

On Monday, Cadman Towers managers on the scene wouldn’t comment, but residents said the shooting comes as a shock to the quiet strip joining Cadman Plaza to the Heights.

“This never happens around here,” a witness said. “Never.”

In fact, there has not been a shooting in the Brooklyn Heights portion of the 84th Precinct all year.

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reader Feedback

al pankin from downtown says:
what did the thug look like, give a better discription, height, color, etc.
maybe if you did that he would be caught.
Aug. 3, 2010, 8:37 am
no_slappz from flatbush says:
Don't you know what it means when the description of a perpetrator includes no color? The shooter is a Dark-American.
Aug. 12, 2010, 8:25 pm

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.