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Bullets that wounded two Brooklyn women meant for someone else

2019-09-24

Two women shot and wounded on a Brooklyn street were not the intended targets, police said Tuesday.

Cops released a surveillance image of the gunman Tuesday and asked the public’s help identifying him and tracking him down.

The two victims, who do not know each other, were walking on E. 21st St. near Ditmas Ave. in Flatbush when an argument broke out amid a group of young men nearby about 5:45 p.m. Monday, cops said.

That’s when someone from the group flashed a gun and fired off several rounds as the crowd scrambled for cover. Stray bullets hit a 50-year-old woman in the right arm and a 26-year-old woman in the right leg, cops said.

The gunman ran off down E. 21st St.

The older woman was found bleeding on Ditmas Ave, cops said. The younger victim staggered around the corner to Ocean Ave., where she collapsed on the street. Both were taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

Police described the gunman as black and between 17 and 21 with a thin build and short dark hair. He was wearing a black baseball cap, black hoodie, grey shorts with a horizontal blue stripe and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.