NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — A woman was wounded by gunfire Wednesday afternoon as she walked on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. The 32-year-old was walking on Myrtle Avenue at Tompkins Avenue when she heard gunshots and realized that a bullet had struck her in the right hip.
She was transported to Kings County Hospital in stable condition, and police do not believe that she was the intended target, but rather an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The shooters were described as two males riding Razor scooters outside the Tompkins Houses public housing complex. One was wearing a black hoodie and the other a white hoodie with ‘Nike’ in black letters. Police found 15 shell casings and believe the shooting may have possibly been gang related. The incident is still under investigation and police are still searching for the shooters.
Alvin Davis, a resident of the New York City Housing Authority’s Tompkins Houses, voiced his concerns and thoughts on the recent wave of violence in the city. “I got grandkids who live out here in this complex. This gun violence has got to cease. I mean it’s crazy. It’s black-on-black crime. People are doing things that shouldn’t be done and I feel like it’s time to really come together and be able to socialize in friendly and Christian love and just be brothers and sisters in harmony. This violence is not the way.”
Less than a month ago, two gunmen walked up to a street party in Bed Stu and opened fire, wounding eight people. According to police statistics as of August 15th, over 1,160 people have been shot in the city since January 1st.