Jewish Mother and Son Shot by BB Gun in Williamsburg

By Matis Glenn


A visibly Jewish mother and son were shot by what appears to be a BB gun in Williamsburg Sunday night, Shomrim tells Hamodia. The mother, 45, and son, 17, were walking on Wythe Avenue near South 10 Street at 10:30pm, when shots were fired at them from a black SUV. No words were exchanged between the shooter and the victims. The mother was hit in the shoulder, causing minor pain, and the son was hit in the neck/chin area, causing minor lacerations.

Neither of the victims required medical attention.

The suspect fled on Wythe towards Clymer Street. The victims were unable to identify the make and model of the vehicle. Shomrim and NYPD are investigating and trying to obtain surveillance footage.

The attack is the latest in a string of unprovoked attacks on Orthodox Jews in Williamsburg.

NYPD told Hamodia that it is not known at this time if the shooting is being investigated as a hate crime.

Two suspects were arrested last month; one for slapping a Jewish man, and another, a 14 year old, for spraying a chemical fire extinguisher at two Jewish men.

Sunday’s shooting marks the fourth such incident this year; in March, an Orthodox Jewish man was hit in the back by a BB gun pellet, followed by two shootings in May. Investigations in those crimes are still open.

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