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Man Shot on Street by Gunman With an American Flag Bandana, Police Say

By  Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | March 8, 2016 7:41am 

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A gunman with an American flag bandana covering his face shot a man at point-blank range on a Bedford-Stuyvesant street Monday night, police said.

The shooter, who can be seen in dramatic surveillance footage released by police, drove up to 169 Howard Ave., near Bainbridge Street, about 8:30 p.m., hopped out and opened fire on a man standing there, NYPD officials said. 


The video appears to show the suspect repeatedly shooting the man.

The man, 25, tried to flee down Howard Avenue, but couldn't outrun the suspect, who shot him in the torso and left leg before hopping back in the vehicle and driving off, police said. 

"I heard about seven shots, back to back to back. There was a bunch of women screaming and scattering. My roommate was outside on the corner and she came running in ghostly white," said neighbor Anamelissa Carrion, 30.

The victim was treated at Brookdale Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition, police said.

The suspect hadn't been arrested as of Tuesday morning, police said.

He was last seen wearing black clothes with an American flag bandana covering his face, police said.

Neighbors were rattled by the shooting, saying it was part of a ongoing trend of violence in the area.

"I've been here a month-and-a-half and I'm getting out. The cops are here almost every day. Gentrification isn't coming fast enough," she said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).