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Man shot on Avenue C in broad daylight

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A shooting on Avenue C left one man wounded Thursday afternoon.

According to a police spokesperson, just before 3:30 p.m., two men were engaged in a dispute when one of them, age 32, blasted the other guy in the torso.

The victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital where he was reported “not likely to die.”

The shooter fled the scene.

Avenue C was still closed off for several blocks six hours after the shooting. (Photo by Chris Ryan)

Police did not release a description of the gunman or any further details about either him or the victim. Police did not provide a reason for the dispute.

“The investigation is ongoing,” the spokesperson said.

Police vehicles on the scene after the shooting as the investigation continued. (Photo by Chris Ryan)

Cops blocked off Avenue C between 10th and 13th Sts. and it was still that way as of 9:30 p.m., according to Chris Ryan, a local resident who took photos of the street.

The spokesperson said the avenue was still closed down due to the crime-scene investigation, including “canvassing for ballistics and video evidence.”

4 Comments

  1. Chris Ryan Chris Ryan January 16, 2020

    Witnesses originally reported this shooting to have involved a BB gun. This is interesting because the two guns recovered from the Ave A @7th street shooting last weekend were both small toy-like in appearance .22 caliber pistols. Even more interesting, the two firearms recovered on Ave A over the weekend were very distinctive and nearly identical to each other despite one being from the shooter, the other being found in the victim.
    There seems to be a rash of small guns in the neighborhood.
    ????

  2. lincolnvillagesun lincolnvillagesun Post author | January 16, 2020

    BB guns don’t usually send people to the hospital, I think, unless they get shot in the eye, and this victim was shot in the torso, through his clothes, etc.

    • lincolnvillagesun lincolnvillagesun Post author | January 17, 2020

      But in an update, police are now saying it WAS a BB gun.

  3. Jack Brown Jack Brown January 17, 2020

    Neighborhood acting out. Look lively folks.!

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