2012-07-05 / Other News

Man Shot While Walking Near Bayview Houses

By Charles Rogers

Police from the 69th Precinct are investigating a shooting that occurred last Friday afternoon where a 25-year-old man was wounded in front of one of the Bayview Houses buildings.

According to a spokesman for Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Paul Browne, the victim’s wound was not life-threatening. The man told local officers he was walking in front of 2115 Rockaway Parkway on his way home from work shortly before 2 p.m. when a stranger confronted him and, for no apparent reason the man pulled a handgun from his belt and shot him. The shooter then turned and fled in an unknown direction on foot.

The spokesman said witnesses called 911 when they saw the victim lying on the ground. Police did not release the victim’s name. Emergency Medical Service paramedics took the injured man to Brookdale Hospital where he was tended to by emergency room physicians.

Anyone who might have seen anything or who might have information on the shooting is asked to call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

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