Man Shot Near Gowanus Houses, Police Say

By Nikhita Venugopal on March 5, 2014 5:26pm 

 A 22-year-old man was shot and injured last week in Gowanus, police said.
A 22-year-old man was shot and injured last week in Gowanus, police said.
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GOWANUS — A man was shot and injured last week after three gunshots were fired at him near Gowanus Houses, police said.

The 22-year-old victim was walking behind a building near Bond and Douglass streets around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 when an unknown shooter fired a handgun at him, police said.

The victim, who was struck in the right side of his upper back, ran to his girlfriend’s apartment for help, police said.

He was later taken to Lutheran Medical Center and treated for his injuries.

While the victim has connections in Brooklyn, he had been living in Georgia for several years, Capt. Justin Lenz said during a community council meeting Tuesday night.

It was not immediately clear whether the victim was the intended target in the shooting, police said. Police had not made any arrests as of Wednesday.

Here are other notable crimes from the 76th Precinct, according to police:

► A man tried to steal $36 worth of Tide soap from a CVS Pharmacy at 150 Court St. Tuesday afternoon, police said. The man kept the items in his coat, and when he was questioned by a store employee, he dropped the goods and fled.

► Three iPod Touch devices, an iPhone and more than $200 in cash were stolen from a parked car at Bay and Hicks streets between Sunday night and Monday afternoon. The total value of property stolen was more than $1,000, police said.

► More than a dozen credit cards and store discount cards were stolen from a 74-year-old woman in Red Hook’s Ikea after she left her purse unattended in a shopping cart March 1, police said.

► A Van Brunt Street Chinese restaurant was robbed of $40 on Feb. 28 about 10:20 p.m. The thief, a man about 30 years old wearing a red hoodie and holding a handgun, told the restaurant employee "give me the money,” police said.

► A man posing as a representative of the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, threatened to arrest a 44-year-old woman and her family if they did not pay $13,000 in cash. The victim did not pay the money, police said.

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