2007-11-08 / Other News

Bullet Travels Through Legs Of East 93 St. Shooting Victim

Charles Rogers

Charles Rogers

A 24-year-old resident of East 93rd Street was taken to the hospital on Wednesday, October 31 after having been shot in both legs - with a single bullet - by an unknown assailant while walking near East 93rd Street and Avenue N, police said. Fortunately, the bullet that struck the victim, whose name was not released, traveled through the man's both legs and was later found in his pants leg by doctors at Brookdale Hospital.

According to a report from the 69th Precinct Detective Squad, the incident occurred at about 9:15 p.m. as the man was heading home after work. He said he thought he heard a shot and immediately felt a pain in the outer area of his right thigh and then, quickly, another on the inner area of his left thigh. He fell to the ground and passersby called police and other emergency services.

Paramedics examined the victim and took him by ambulance to Brookdale where, while working on the man, medical technicians discovered a .45 caliber round in his left pants leg.

The victim is expected to recover, police said.

Later, detectives said, four shell casings from a .45 automatic were discovered on the ground near the scene of the shooting.

Police ask that anyone with any information on the incident please call the local detective squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

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