Flatbush

Two women caught in crossfire in Flatbush

September 24, 2019 Noah Goldberg
East New York's 75th Precinct has the highest number of 911 calls regarding Emotionally Disturbed Persons. Scott Roth/Invision/AP

Two women were struck and injured by stray bullets in Flatbush Monday evening, when a man fired at a group of men during an argument, police said.

The women, 26 and 50 years old, were walking along East 21st Street near Ditmas Avenue in Flatbush when the shots were fired. The 26-year-old woman was shot in her right leg and the 50-year-old woman was shot in her right arm. Both were taken to Kings County Hospital, where they are in stable condition.

Police released surveillance footage Tuesday morning of a suspect leaving the scene in a black hat and black sweatshirt.

A photo of the suspect released by NYPD. Image courtesy of NYPD

In June and July, at least four stray bullet shootings occurred in Brooklyn. Am 11-year-old, Jayden Grant, was hit by a stray bullet as he made his way home from a barber shop, which led to a march in his honor. A 27-year-old man was arrested in the shooting.

Crime is down overall in Flatbush’s 70th Precinct, with only three homicides so far in 2019, as opposed to five through the same period in 2018. Robberies, assaults, burglaries and shootings are also down in the precinct, as well as borough-wide.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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  1. Zev Stern

    I used to run there all the time and never saw anything out of the ordinary. Now a bunch of men were having an argument and an idiot who couldn’t shoot straight injured two passersby. In my time it would all have been settled with a fistfight.