NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An apparent road rage shooting was caught on video in Brooklyn.
CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reports it happened around noon Sunday at the intersection of Avenue T and East 19th Street in Sheepshead Bay.
A man driving a black late-model Honda Accord Sport with a temporary license plate in the rear windshield got out of his car and fired several shots at a white Hyundai.
Surveillance video shows the suspect pointing a gun at the driver’s side window of the Hyundai before turning back to his car. As the Hyundai drives away, the gunman opens fire.
A 39-year-old passenger in the Hyundai was struck in the head.
The victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital in stable condition. It’s unclear if he was the intended target.
“The victim was with a friend in the car. For whatever reason, the perp ends up following them at a high rate of speed. The victim was shot on the right side of the face,” NYPD Chief William Aubry said.
Alan and Thelma Strauss were home at the time and heard the gunshots, just steps away from their front door.
“This one, it was like a, bam bam,” Thelma Strauss said.
“I thought it was firecrackers ’cause you hear it a lot, especially on weekends,” Alan Strauss said.
The gunman was last seen driving east on Avenue T.
Neighbors hope he’s caught soon.
“Terrifying. Nobody wants this at their front door, especially if they didn’t ask for it,” one woman who lives near the intersection said.
The exact motive of the shooting is unclear, but police are investigating the incident as possible road rage. Police sources do suspect it was traffic related. Investigators are working to get more surveillance video of the suspect.
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