Detectives need the public’s help in finding the careless gunman who shot and critically injured two people on a Brooklyn block last week within sight of an active NYPD investigation.
On Saturday night, the department released video footage of the brazen shooting that occurred at about 1:03 am Friday morning, Oct. 23, in front of Chauncey Street near Utica Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
According to law enforcement sources, the victims — a 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman — sat inside their vehicle when the unidentified gunman approached them.
The disturbing video, taken from a nearby security camera, shows the suspect walking up to the vehicle, pulling out a handgun and then firing multiple shots in rapid succession. He then took off on foot to an unknown location, police said.
The gunman apparently didn’t care that a marked NYPD van, responding to an unrelated incident nearby on Utica Avenue, sat nearby with its lights flashing.
Officers from the 81st Precinct found the 30-year-old male victim with bullet wounds to his left arm and abdomen, and the 28-year-old woman with gunshots to her lower back, hip and shoulder.
Paramedics rushed them to Kings County Medical Center in critical condition.
Cops described the shooter as a man with a dark complexion, possibly in his teens, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing all black clothing.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
This story first appeared on AMNY.com.