Two gunmen shot a 22-year-old man in the leg on a basketball court in Queens in a “targeted” attack in broad daylight in crime-ridden New York.
- The NYPD released a video of a 22-year-old man being shot and killed by two armed assailants.
- The man was shot and killed on a basketball court in Queens on Wednesday afternoon.
- Police said the shooting took place around 4 p.m. behind an apartment building.
- The footage shows the two perpetrators running onto the basketball court, pointing their weapons at the victim and firing several shots.
- The motive for the shooting remains unknown at this time, although it appears that the gunmen specifically targeted the victim.
- The victim was wounded in the leg and is now in the hospital, his condition is assessed as stable.
A New Yorker has been shot in the leg by two armed gunmen on a basketball court in what appears to be a targeted attack as gun violence continues to rise in the crime-ridden Big Apple.
The shocking footage, which was released on Thursday, shows the couple firing multiple shots with handguns while inside a fenced-in yard at an apartment complex in Queens before fleeing.
The unidentified 22-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in Jamaica in stable condition after the 4:00 pm shooting at Ocean Bay Houses in Edgemere.
The motive for the shooting remains unknown, but law enforcement sources said it appears that the gunmen specifically targeted the victim.
The NYPD released a video of a 22-year-old man being shot and killed by two armed assailants.
A man was shot and killed on a basketball court in Queens on Wednesday afternoon by two armed assailants.
One of the suspects is 5’6″ and weighs 140 pounds and was last seen wearing a black hoodie, red sweatpants with a white stripe, a black mask, and red and white running shoes.
The second man has the same lean build. He was last seen wearing a black and white hoodie, black sweatpants with white stripes, a black mask, and sneakers.
The brazen attack comes amid a 46.5% increase in crime in February compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures from the New York City Police Department.
Felony assaults are up 18 percent and shootings are up nearly 37 percent.
Transport crimes, including subway pushing, rose 60.8% year-over-year.
The footage shows the two perpetrators running onto the basketball court, pointing their weapons at the victim, and firing several shots before escaping.
A clear video of the suspect was recorded. Police say they don’t know motive
Crime in New York has risen in almost every category except homicide.
Earlier this month, Mayor Eric Adams outlined his plans to amend bail laws that allow suspects to frequently roam the street for hours after an arrest.
“Let’s get rid of the bail system because you can’t get out of jail just because you can bail. Let’s take this away. The judges should review the case in front of them and say, “This man has two arrests with a firearm, and he keeps telling the townspeople that I don’t care about your safety.” This judge should have the discretion to detain this person.”
Many of the most violent crimes in New York were committed by repeat offenders, and after 48-year-old Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg downgraded many of the crimes to misdemeanors.