NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A young man was rushed to the hospital on Friday afternoon after getting shot while driving a car on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn.

Police are investigating and trying to track down the shooter, CBS2’s Cory James reported.

READ MORE: NYC To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Fitness And Entertainment

The incident created quite a mess, with traffic backed up on a wet afternoon. It appears the driver who was shot crashed his vehicle into other cars along Geneva Loop and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Video shows the damage left behind. A black BMW was seen peppered with bullets, leaving marks on both the driver’s front and back doors.

Authorities said the 22-year-old driver was traveling eastbound on the Belt Parkway when someone opened fire. He then managed to get off the parkway at Exit 13 before crashing and hitting at least two parked vehicles.

READ MORE: NYPD: Body Of 91-Year-Old Man Found Outside Bronx Home With His Hands Tied

One one those vehicles, believed to be driven by the victim, also had its airbags deploy because of the hard collision.


The victim was shot once in the back and taken to Brookdale Hospital, according to investigators.

He is expected to recover.

MORE NEWS: Bronx Residents Hope Good Vibrations From 'National Night Out' Continue Between Police And The Community

There was no immediate release of a description of the shooter or shooter’s vehicle.