Two Men Shot Near Breukelen Houses
Two men were shot, one apparently by accident and another intentionally, on a street corner near Breukelen Houses Friday afternoon, police said.
The victims were standing on the corner of East 105 Street and Glenwood Road at about 1:45 p.m. when a lone gunman approached them, pulled out a handgun and fired a number of times. He then fled in an unknown direction.
The man he apparently aimed at, a 31-year old resident of Williams Street, was shot in the right arm and the bullet continued into his stomach, police said. The 22-year old bystander was shot in the left knee. Both men were taken to Brookdale Hospital by Emer-gency Medical Service paramedics and were pronounced in stable condition when they arrived. The victims’ names were not disclosed.
Sergeant William Herbert of the 69th Precinct Detective Squad said the victim and the assailant may have been involved in a dispute of an unknown nature, and that probably prompted the attack.
The driver of a car that was passing on Glenwood Road at the time of the shooting lost control of his vehicle when one of the bullets went crashing into his rear window, causing him to lose control and crash into two parked cars on East 105 Street.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the local detective squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Sergeant Herbert said that all calls will be kept strictly confidential.