Video shows suspects after 70-year-old shot by stray bullet in Brooklyn

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
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Police have released surveillance video of two men wanted in connection with the shooting of a 70-year-old woman. Stacey Sager has the story.

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police have released surveillance video of two men wanted in connection with the shooting of an innocent 70-year-old woman who had just gone grocery shopping.

It happened at around 2:10 p.m. Monday as the victim walked out of a Super Foodtown store.

Two men were arguing in front of 1443 Fulton Street when one opened fire, hitting the woman in the left thigh.

The suspect fled on a blue moped heading northbound on Tompkins Avenue.

The 70-year-old, who was not the intended target, was taken an area hospital and is expected to recover.

The area is no stranger to gun violence. The NYPD has responded to 22 shootings with 29 victims in that precinct so far this year.

Her cousin said something needs to be done.

"She heard the shot and she felt a pain in her leg, so she put the two together, that you know, obviously that must be me," Laurice Johnson said.

No arrests have been made, but a bodega worker said one of the suspects was so brazen that he showed up back at the scene on Tuesday.

The bodega worker said he plans to quit at the end of the week.

"I love Bed-Stuy, I love Brooklyn and I love New York," Johnson said. "I don't see myself going anywhere and I don't want to and why should I? And why can't we have a safe city?"

Police are asking for the public's help tracking down the two men seen in the surveillance video.

Call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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