Jewish Man Shot, Injured, in Crown Heights, Police Seeking Suspects

NEW YORK -

A 23 year old Jewish man was rushed to the hospital after being shot in Crown Heights by unknown assailants on Monday, October 11. The police only now released information about the attack.

A member of Crown Heights Shomrim told Hamodia the young man suffered a surface, not major, laceration injury and was released from the hospital shortly afterwards.

The victim was crossing the street at the intersection of Montgomery Street and Albany Avenue around 10:30 p.m. when he was approached by three unknown men in a Hyundai car. One of them fired what police called an unknown projectile – and was reported elsewhere as a BB gun with pellets – towards their victim. Security video showed the victim falling backwards, clutching his face. No words were exchanged during the attack.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.

There were three men in the vehicle, a dark colored Hyundai Sonata with silver wheels. The first suspect was described as a male with a medium complexion, approximately 20-30 years old; last seen wearing a blue sweater and beige pants. The second suspect was described as a male with a medium complexion, approximately 20-30 years old; last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, black pants and yellow shoes. The third suspect was described as a male with a medium complexion, approximately 20-30 years old; last seen wearing a red hooded sweater, black pants and black/white sneakers.