NEW YORK, NY – An innocent bystander, driving his car through an intersection in Brooklyn Wednesday night was struck by a stray bullet in the chest.
The incident took place at around 4 pm at the intersection of Rochester Avenue and Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
Detectives with New York City’s 44th Precinct said the 55-year-old man was driving through the intersection when his window shattered and he was struck by a bullet in the chest. He was rushed to the hospital where he was treated and is expected to survive.
The suspect fled the scene, entering the Utica Avenue subway station where he was captured by video surveillance cameras.
At this time, no arrests have been made. Police said the driver was not the intended target of the shooting, but was caught in the crossfire.