Husband, 42, and wife, 46, are shot in the arm and leg in their third-floor Brooklyn apartment by stray bullets after ‘maniac’ gunman opened fire on gang rival
- A couple was shot in their Brooklyn apartment by stray bullets Tuesday night
- The gunman opened fire on a gang rival outside the Marcy Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant just before 10.40pm
- Stray bullets flew into the third-floor apartment of the couple hitting the husband, 42, in the wrist and the wife, 46, in the leg
- The gang rival target was also hit but was able to escape and the shooter ran off
- All three shooting victims are expected to survive
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A husband and wife were shot in their Brooklyn apartment by flying stray bullets that entered through the third-floor window of their home.
The couple was in their apartment in the Marcy Houses on Marcy and Park avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant when a shooting broke out just before 10.40pm on Tuesday.
The shooter was firing indiscriminately at a gang rival on the street, police say.
The shooter struck their target, a man, but at least eight shots missed him.
A husband and wife were shot in their Brooklyn apartment by flying stray bullets that entered through the third-floor window of their home Tuesday night. They lived in the Marcy Houses on Marcy and Park avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant (above)
‘He was a real maniac. He was shooting at the guy down the block,’ one anonymous witness said to the New York Daily News.
‘There were eight, nine shots before [the gunman’s target] fell,’ the source added.
Bullets entered the couple’s home and struck the man, 42, in the wrist and the wife, 46, in the leg.
Both were taken to Bellevue Hospital.
The shooter’s intended target ran into another building in the complex and the shooter fled in an unknown direction.
All three victims are expected to survive, and the shooter is on the loose, officials say.
On Tuesday Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the Big Apple for what he claimed was an ‘overwhelmingly peaceful’ Labor Day weekend, despite gun arrests reaching a 25-year high last week
Tuesday night’s shooting was the third triple shooting in 10 hours in Brooklyn and Queens.
The NYPD said the investigation is ongoing.
New York City has seen an uptick in crime and shootings this year.
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On Tuesday Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the Big Apple for what he claimed was an ‘overwhelmingly peaceful’ Labor Day weekend, despite gun arrests reaching a 25-year high last week.
There were also 37 shootings on Labor Day alone, including the murder of Michael Scully, a 62-year-old dog walker, in Bay Ridge.
There were 160 gun arrests the week ending September 6, Commissioner Dermot Sea said during an interview on Tuesday morning.
On Monday, there were 37 alone.
By the end of August, there had been 1,004 shootings in New York City – nearly double the 537 there were last year.
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