NEW YORK – A 96-year-old man in a wheelchair was shot by an errant bullet at a Brooklyn bus stop, and the suspect believed to be responsible for the shooting is also wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Manhattan. hours later, police said.
The first shooting around 9:30 a.m. Monday began as a robbery at a playground outside NYCHA’s Kingsborough Houses near Bergen Street and Rochester Avenue in Crown Heights, according to police. A man stole a 39-year-old woman’s phone and jacket, and as he was running away from the gunman, he drew his firearm and shot her.
The bullet missed the woman but struck the 96-year-old man in a wheelchair at a bus stop half a block away, police said. The victim was taken to hospital after the bullet hit him in the leg and is expected to survive.
After the shooting, police sources said the suspect, later identified as Sundance Oliver, was known to police and lived nearby. He also knows the woman he allegedly robbed, and it wasn’t a random act of violence.
After fleeing that scene, police said the same suspect shot and killed a man in lower Manhattan hours later. A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times in the chest and leg at around 3pm in St. James Place.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she died. Oliver fled the scene again. He was described as wearing blue pants and a green sweater.
No arrests have yet been made in connection with either shooting and police are looking for Oliver, the suspected gunman. An investigation is underway.