A 25-year-old man is in custody this morning after police say he went on a shooting spree in the streets of New York City on Saturday. The gunman killed one man and wounded three others as he rode a scooter through Brooklyn and Queens, shooting randomly. #SundayTODAY pic.twitter.com/AuUxts6bDd
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 9, 2023
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Man on scooter goes on shooting spree in Queens and Brooklyn. 4 people shot 1 dead . The NYPD arrested the suspect pic.twitter.com/Jm9RyPFyec
— Leeroy Johnson (@LeeroyPress) July 9, 2023
What a silly bunch of knuckleheads.
Chilling footage reveals the moment a scooter-riding madman casually motored around a Queens neighborhood Saturday, shooting unsuspected pedestrians with a ghost gun — including killing an 87-year-old man who crumpled to the ground as blood spread across his shirt.
All appeared quiet on Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill as the older pedestrian strides along the sidewalk, the footage shows.
Slowly, the gunman, whose name has not been released, rolls by on his scooter, reaches out his arm and appears to open fire, aiming first at a dog walker and missing, according to the clip obtained by The Post.
The sound of the shot appeared to prompt the older man to turn and look behind him, and as he does the shooter fires again, striking him in the back.
The dog walker fled as the older victim, now alone on the sidewalk, appears startled and starts to writhe in pain.
The terrifying scene was one of five incidents in which the scooter shooter zipped around Brooklyn and southeast Queens on an illegal scooter, opening fire on what police said appeared to be “random” targets, shooting four people. In all, one person was killed and three others hurt, authorities said.
The shooter — described as a Hispanic man with a heavy build, dressed in a green shirt, black pants with a white stripe and black and white sneakers — had a .9-mm firearm with an extended magazine of ammunition, according to a police source.
They’re blaming the Mexicans for black crime now.