NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A building superintendent became the innocent victim of gun violence this week – being in the wrong place at the wrong time when bullets started flying.
And as CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported Wednesday, Paul Walcott was not the only one hurt.
The shooting left a total of four people – including a teenager – injured in the drive-by shooting Tuesday night. It happened around 8 p.m. in front of 181 Martense St. in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
“It go in and come out. There are two holes,” Walcott said. “It go in and come through the other.”
Walcott suffered a through-and-through bullet wound to the leg.
“See? It’s all blood there, so when I walk on it, it bleeds,” he said.
Walcott is the super at the Martense Street building, and was there doing work and unlocking the front door for a 15-year-old resident when the shots rang out.
“About to open the door then shots fired. I don’t really see nothing because my back was turned,” Walcott said. He said he heard between three and five shots.
Walcott said both he and the teen went right inside, neither immediately realizing that they had been shot.
“I feel like my foot is wet. I look at it I saw the blood,” Walcott said. “So I dropped my pants and see the hole in my leg,” Walcott said.
Walcott said he did not feel anything from the shooting “until about five minutes later.”
Police said Walcott was wounded, along with a 15-year-old boy and two men ages 31 and 21, were injured in the shooting. One of the victims is a barber around the corner.
Police said the shooting appears to be gang-related. As of late Wednesday, there had been no arrests.
Sources said police were looking for two men in a white car. Many neighbors did not want to go on camera Wednesday – but one man who declined to show his face said he pulled up to the scene right after the shooting.
“We’re in a day and age where it needs to stop, because we got bigger things to worry about than this nonsense that doesn’t even matter for anybody,” the neighbor said.
As they searched for suspects late Wednesday, police were positioned at the corner. Everyone who was shot was expected to recover.
In a second shooting at Bedford Avenue and Union Street in Crown Heights, a 27-year-old man was hit in the neck and shoulder following an argument. Police arrested a suspect and recovered a 9mm pistol.
There was no apparent connection between the two attacks.