By Carol Tannenhauser
On Monday night, at approximately 10:06 p.m., a 37-year-old man sitting in his car on the northeast corner of West 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue was shot, an NYPD spokesperson told WSR.
“An unknown male, operating a dark-colored Dodge Charger, drove up alongside [the victim’s] vehicle and discharged a firearm at the victim,” the spokesperson said. “A bullet struck the victim, one time, in the hip. The unknown suspect drove from the location, unapprehended. The victim was then transported, via private means, to New York Presbyterian Hospital, in stable condition. No arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.”
A man whose apartment overlooks the intersection of 72nd and Columbus, wrote to WSR, minutes after the shooting, “4 shots. It looks like they’re looking for bullet casings. I ran to the window right after and saw a car speed up 72nd westbound. Then, I went to check if the baby was awake, but no, he’s a city kid, didn’t faze him.”
We will update as more details emerge.
Update: “At this point it does not appear to be random,” Captain Neil Zuber, commander of the 20th precinct, told WSR in an email. “The investigation is still in the beginning stages. I’m hopeful we’ll have a resolution soon.”