Cops hunt the Monitor Street gunman

Cops hunt the Monitor Street gunman
Community Newspaper Group / Aaron Short

Police are hunting for the gunman who shot and critically wounded a bar custodian on Friday night on Nassau Street in Greenpoint.

Cops said that the shooting of the 30-year-old porter does not appear to be a random act of violence, though officials would say little else about the 10:30 pm shooting near Nassau Avenue.

Ear-witnesses said they heard two shots, and when cops arrived, they found the man victim nearly dead. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital and transferred to Bellevue Hospital, where his health is declining.

“He’s on life support — it’s a matter of time,” said a police spokesman. “The hospital is waiting for the family to come.”

Detectives are reviewing video obtained from the last location where the victim was seen that night.

The shooting is the sixth in Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct over the last 12 months, and fourth in the past eight months.

The latest attack has startled many nearby residents, including Sara Bacon, who walked her dog past the crime scene early the next morning.

“I had to pick my dog up off the sidewalk because there was a ton of blood on the ground,” said Bacon. “It is a weird thing to happen here.”