Suspects In Shooting Apparently Caught On Surveillance Video

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Shots were fired on a Flatlands, Brooklyn, street Wednesday afternoon and one of the bullets struck an ambulance – injuring an elderly woman inside.

As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, home security video captured the suspects in the incident on Flatlands Avenue near East 51st Street. One man was seen running along the street, while a second was seen following close behind and holding what appeared to be a gun.

Police believe the second man fired several times, and one shot went into an ambulance carrying senior citizens.

A second security camera angle shows the men running and the ambulette as its driver hits the brakes.

The shot went through the windshield of the ambulette, and inside, a woman was injured. Witnesses said the wound appeared to be a gash caused by either a bullet fragment or broken glass.

“An innocent bystander gets hurt for no reason,” said neighbor Jerry Thompson.

Seconds earlier, a man whose name is not being released said he was outside his house and saw the two men and the gun up close. The suspects looked right at him.

“Young guys – they’re not past 19 or 18, 17,” the witness said. “A light-skinned guy looked at me and the other guy said, went like that, ‘Forget it.’”

As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, the 71-year-old woman in the ambulance was hospitalized at Kings County Hospital. Doctors said they expect her to make a full recovery.

Police were questioning a person of interest in the incident late Wednesday, and were looking for a second suspect.

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