2012-03-22 / Other News

Injured Man Is Possible Link To East 76th Street Shooting

By Dara Mormile

Police are asking residents in an East 76th Street apartment building about a shooting that took place Monday evening, which resulted in one man being wounded.

According to reports, patrol units with the 69th Precinct arrived at 921 East 76th at about 6 p.m. after receiving calls that shots had been fired near the first floor. One of the doors on the floor had been shot at about five times. Police knocked on the door and questioned neighbors for nearly an hour. Unfortunately, no one saw any suspicious activity, and no one witnessed the alleged shooter or shooters entering or leaving the building. At the time, there apparently wasn't anyone inside the apartment.

However, another report stated that at around the same time that day, a man in his 20’s walked into Brookdale Hospital's emergency room with a wound on his hip appearing to be a bullet graze. Detectives from the 69th Precinct said the victim was not cooperative with authorities following the incident, but it is possible that the man, who's not a Canarsie resident, knew someone in the building. Police are also trying to make a more concrete connection between the shooting and the time the man admitted himself into the hospital.

Anyone with more information on the shooting is asked to call the Detective's Squad at 718-257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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