NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two teenagers were shot and wounded in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, and police continued to search for a suspect hours later.
The shooting happened at around 2:45 p.m. at Grand Street near Bushwick Avenue.
The location is near the Progress High School for Professional Careers.
A male victim, 17, and a female victim, 14, were shot. Both were rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center and were expected to recover.
Following the shooting, the NYPD took over an apartment building at 200 Throop Ave. in East Williamsburg, bringing in K9 units, a hostage negotiation team with heavy equipment, and a swarm of officers – even on the roof of a neighboring building.
Residents were turned away from their homes during the extensive search.
“The police said that we’re not allowed upstairs,” said resident Daren Campbell. “They didn’t say why.”
But the apartment was empty. Police as of late Tuesday night were still looking for the teenage suspect — seen in a surveillance image hours earlier wearing a black jacket with a blue hood, and holding what appears to be a gun in his right hand.
Witnesses said he shot the boy and girl and then took off.
Both victims are students, police said, but as CBS2’s Carrasco reported, it is unclear if both went to Progress High School.
“I heard pop pop. It wasn’t loud gunshots, it was real low gunshots,” witness Antonio Leal said, adding he saw the shooter flee the scene.Comments