The NYPD is searching for two suspects wanted for questioning in connection to the killing of 53-year-old Cristopher Ross, who was shot in the head by a stray bullet while playing handball at Lincoln Terrace Park in Crown Heights on Aug. 9.
The two men were captured on newly released surveillance footage wearing white t-shirts and black pants.
A $10,000 reward is being offered by cops for information related to the broad daylight shooting, which claimed the life of Ross, a Crown Heights resident who friends say was an innocent bystander.
Ross’ death marked the second shooting in Lincoln Terrace Park this summer, after a 27-year-old man was found dead on the park’s steps with gunshot wounds to the head on July 7.
The 77th precinct, where the shooting occurred, has seen a spike in shootings amid a violent summer for New York City. Shootings are up 125 percent in the precinct, according to city data, with 36 incidents to-date in 2020 compared to 16 at the same time in 2019.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.