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Gang Member Gunned Down While Sitting in Car on Bushwick Street, Police Say

By Gwynne Hogan | June 5, 2017 9:42am
 Terrell Ortiz, 26, was shot multiple times while waiting in his car on Hart Street, police said.
Terrell Ortiz, 26, was shot multiple times while waiting in his car on Hart Street, police said.
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BUSHWICK — A Bloods gang member was shot to death while sitting in his car at Broadway and Hart Street Friday evening, police said.

Terrell Ortiz, 26, of Bushwick, was sitting in his white Nissan Altima on Hart Street Friday just before 7 p.m. when a black Nissan Maxima drove past his car, pulled a U-turn and parked, according to police who reviewed surveillance footage of the incident.

One of the suspects got out of the car and walked towards Ortiz's vehicle before heading back to his own car, when he and another man started walking back toward the victim, police said. The suspects then split up as they neared the vehicle, with one of the men dressed in a red sweatshirt firing multiple shots at Ortiz, police said.

Police got wind of the shooting using ShotSpotter, which detects gunfire, and rushed to the scene to find Ortiz with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. 

He was rushed to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Ortiz was a known member of the Bloods gang and had several prior arrests that were sealed, as well as two open cases. He was arrested in the past for weapons possession and for a traffic violation, the NYPD added.

No one had been arrested as of Monday morning, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).