NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A pellet gun shooting on the Lower East Side injured two men Saturday.
Sources tell CBS2 one of the victims was a sanitation worker.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: With Thousands Of Appointments Now Available, Some Local Leaders Voice Concerns About Vaccine Hesitancy
The pellets flew just before 10 a.m. near Pitt and Rivington Streets.
Residents said they’re frightened to hear something like this happened in their neighborhood.
“That’s really bad. From now on people are going to be scared,” one person said.READ MORE: Police Rescue Dog With Paw Caught In Escalator At Jersey City PATH Station
“I would stay home,” another person added.
The two victims are recovering however, the sanitation worker is said to have cuts to the back of his head from the shooting. Police are still looking for suspects in the attack.
“New York City Sanitation Workers perform a tough job that keeps our city healthy, clean and safe. They deserve our utmost respect. We are cooperating with NYPD in their investigation and urge anyone with any information to call the police,” acting Department of Sanitation commissioner Steven Costas said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Police Trying To Identify Man Accused Of Making Anti-Asian Statements Toward Woman At Upper East Side Subway Station
Anyone with any information about this shooting is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.