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Man Survives Point-Blank Gunshot to Head Outside Gowanus Houses, Police Say

By Caroline Spivack | September 25, 2017 1:17pm

BROOKLYN — A man survived getting shot in the head at point-blank range after a stranger fired into his car outside the Gowanus Houses, police said. 

The victim and another man were sitting in the parked car in front of 417 Baltic St., near Hoyt Street, at approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday when a suspect they did not know approached the vehicle, the NYPD said.  

After striking up a conversation, the man pulled out a handgun and shot into the car, striking the first man in head and the other in the left arm, police said. 

Emergency responders took both men to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.

The shots could be heard from blocks away, said a Baltic Street resident who was on his stoop at the time. 

"It was a quiet night and then out of nowhere I heard two powerful 'pow, pow' sounds," said Dmitri Popov. "Then we just saw people running away from the Gowanus Houses."