A man was shot in Canarsie on Wednesday morning in an apparent shooting where he wasn’t the intended target.
According to police, at 11:42 am on Nov. 25, a 55-year-old man was shot once in the leg by an unknown man in front of a bodega located at 104-09 Glenwood Road. Officers and EMS responded to the scene and rushed the victim to Brookdale Hospital for treatment for his injuries. The suspect fled before officers arrived.
A spokesperson for the NYPD stated that three unknown shell casings were recovered at the scene. At this time, it is believed that the victim was not the intended target of the shooting.
“I was standing there, I saw the guys drive up in a white sedan, they shot him three to four times in the leg,” said passerby Robert Clarke. “He collapsed near the gun violence mural.”
At this time, the NYPD could not provide a description of the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.
Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell.
This story first appeared on AMNY.com.