19-year-old man wounded in Flatbush shooting, cops seeking gunman who fled into subway station

Police investigate after a 19-year-old man was shot at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Glenwood Road on Thursday afternoon.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police are on the hunt for a gunman following a shooting in Flatbush on Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded to a 911 call just after 2:45 p.m. of a shooting near Flatbush Avenue and Glenwood Road, where they discovered a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the foot.

Emergency medical services rushed the victim to Kings County Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Authorities say the suspect fled the scene, making an escape into the Flatbush Avenue 2 and 5 train station. A Police Department spokesperson said the alleged gunman was last seen in blue jeans and a black top, and was carrying a black backpack at the time of the shooting.

Police investigate the shooting near Flatbush Avenue and Glenwood Road.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

As of April 7, when the most recent NYPD data is available, there were no other reported shootings in Brooklyn’s 70th Precinct. Year-to-date, overall crime is down nearly 18% in the precinct, which encompasses Midwood, Ditmas Park, Prospect Park South and a sliver of Flatbush, including where the April 11 shooting occurred.

Anyone with any information regarding Thursday’s shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Additional reporting by Meaghan McGoldrick O’Neil