Deadly ghost gun assault that killed 87-year-old man, left three in hospital as gunman on moped hits NYC streets: police arrest 25-year-old suspect
- The moped shooter went on a rampage in Brooklyn at 11 a.m., shooting a man dead before moving to Queens.
- At 11:30 a.m., an 87-year-old man was shot dead near a nail salon in the Richmond Hill neighborhood.
- He then shot and wounded more people in Queens and was arrested near Jamaica Station in Queens at 1pm.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving a moped motorcycle new york city One person was killed and three more wounded in a random firing on Saturday morning.
An unnamed man killed an 87-year-old man in Queens with a 9mm pistol with an extended magazine, police said.
NYPD Deputy Chief of Criminal Affairs Joseph Kenny said he believed the weapon was a “ghost gun” with the serial number removed.
“We didn’t find a serial number on the gun,” Kenny said.
“We’re trying to determine if it’s tainted or if it’s a ghost gun, which will be revealed in further investigation.”
The 9mm handgun used in the shooting was recovered by police (pictured)
Surveillance footage captures the moped-riding shooter who terrorized New York City’s Queens and Brooklyn neighborhoods on Saturday morning.
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Kenny said the perpetrators were “not targeting anyone”.
She added, “He doesn’t follow anyone.” He shoots people indiscriminately while driving his scooter. ”
The first shooting occurred around 11 a.m. Saturday in Brooklyn’s Cypress Hills neighborhood, where gunmen opened fire on a 21-year-old man, injuring him in the shoulder.
The moped driver then entered the borough of Queens and shot an 87-year-old man in the back at 11:30 a.m. near a nail salon in the Richmond Hill area.
Less than 10 minutes later, the suspect opened fire again on 134th Street, killing a man.
He shot and wounded a third victim at 11:35 a.m. on 126th Street and Hillside Avenue, leaving him critically injured after punching him in the face.
The shooter’s fourth and final victim was a 63-year-old man who was shot in the shoulder moments later.
The suspect was stopped by police near the Jamaica station on Sutphin Road shortly after 1pm. and 94th Street.
He was recognized after an image of the shooter was sent to every officer’s cell phone.
New York City Police Department Acting Commissioner Edward Cavan thanked the officers involved in apprehending the shooter and said the motive was unclear.
The suspect had previously been arrested once for a traffic violation.
“Firearms were recovered from Scooter, including a 9mm pistol and an extended magazine,” Cavan said.
“Considering the violence this person was attempting to perpetrate, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the men and women of the NYPD.”
Gunman’s moped was spotted near Jamaica train station in Queens on Saturday afternoon
NYPD Acting Commissioner Edward Cavan thanked the officers involved for tracking down and arresting the suspect.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12278865/Gunman-moped-NYC-kills-87-year-old-man-injures-three-Cops-arrest-25-year-old-suspect.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 87-year-old man killed, three injured in moped gunman in New York City Police arrest 25-year-old suspect