WEST VILLAGE — Police are searching for a bike-riding gunman who shot four people outside of an apartment building on West 14th Street early Saturday morning, after being caught on video dancing at a nearby bar, according to the NYPD.
Ricardo Daniell, 31, rode on a bicycle and opened fire at four men outside of 318 W. 14th St. near Eighth Avenue Saturday morning at 3:25 a.m., police said. During the shooting, which happened on the border of the West Village and Chelsea, Daniell left a 41-year-old man shot several times in the arms and torso, wounded a 42-year-old man in the torso and arm, shot a 42-year-old man in the back, and grazed a 35-year-old man on the back, police said.
The 41-year-old was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. The 42-year-old man who was shot in the chest was in stable condition. The 35-year-old refused medical attention, authorities said. Police didn't know the condition of the 42-year-old shot in the back.
Police released video of Daniell dancing at what appears to be a club. Reports have identified the club as Ipanema Bar NYC, which is a block away from where the shooting took place. The bar could not be reached for comment on Monday.
The video shows Daniell pacing outside before hopping on his bicycle.
Authorities are still investigating the assault and don't know if it was a random or targeted attack. They are also looking for Paola Betances, 22, in connection to the assault. Authorities could not immediately say how Betances was involved.
Police described Daniell as standing 5-foot-9 and weighing 150 pounds and Betances as 5 feet tall, weighing 140 pounds.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).