A shooting spree occurred across multiple boroughs in New York City, resulting in one fatality and multiple injuries on Saturday, according to the New York Police Department (NYPD). The incident involved a man riding a scooter who engaged in a series of seemingly random shootings.
Within a span of just 27 minutes, the suspected gunman traveled to five locations, spanning from Brooklyn to Queens. The NYPD took a 25-year-old individual into custody approximately two hours after the initial attack. The NYPD stated that all the shootings appeared to be indiscriminate and lacking a specific motive.
The shooting spree commenced shortly after 11 a.m. at the intersection of Ashford Street and Arlington Avenue in Brooklyn, where a 21-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Seventeen minutes later, fatal gunfire erupted on Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens. Surveillance footage captured the suspect making a U-turn on Jamaica Avenue and 109th Street, seemingly targeting a pedestrian walking in the opposite direction before firing. Tragically, an 87-year-old man was struck and killed by the gunfire.
Within minutes, the suspect, still on the scooter, randomly fired shots at a group of people, fortunately without hitting anyone.
At 11:35 a.m., a 44-year-old man in Queens was shot in the cheek and is currently in critical condition.
Shortly after, a 63-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and is now in stable condition after receiving medical treatment.
Around 1 p.m., the NYPD located and apprehended the individual riding the scooter without any resistance. It was noted that the scooter was illegal and lacked a license plate.
Cops charged alleged triggerman Thomas Abreu, 25, of Brooklyn, with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and six gun charges for allegedly shooting four people — including 86-year-old Homod Ali Saeidi — during his bloody rampage in Brooklyn and Queens on Saturday.