A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg around 2 p.m. on Sunday outside 110 West 109th street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. The man was taken to St. Luke’s hospital in stable condition with a wound to his right leg.
Details of the shooting were somewhat sketchy. “A call came in regarding a fight between two groups. Unclear what the motive is yet,” noted Captain Marlon Larin.
Councilman Mark Levine noted that it’s the third shooting in five weeks in that area.
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) April 26, 2015
Asked how police should combat the trend, he wrote: “More cops on foot patrol, anti-gang youth outreach workers, more youth development programs in general, community court, more jobs programs, etc.”
Police are seeking help from the public to catch the shooter.