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Man Shoots at Mother and Child; Gun Jams

Police are looking for a man who attempted to shoot a woman in a Crown Heights apartment building while she was holding her 7-year-old son. Thankfully, the gun jammed, and the intended victims were able to escape into an apartment.

From The Patch:

The 30-year-old woman and her child were visiting a relative on Saturday afternoon in a building located near the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Union Street.

The suspect had gained access to the building before their arrival, and approached the woman and child in a stairwell, police said. He then attempted to shoot the woman, but his gun jammed, giving the victims time to escape into the relative’s apartment.

The man then shot several bullets into the closed door before fleeing, according to police.

Police describe the suspect as approximately 35 to 40 years old and standing between 6-foot and 6-foot-2.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.


  • 3. If she was!!!! wrote:

    If she was , they wouldn’t search for the shooter!!!
    Anybody looking for the chalerre that stabbed Brikman?????

  • 4. to Miriam wrote:

    Seriously?! What is wrong with you? Do non-Jewish lives matter any less? What a horrible comment.

    • 5. please wrote:

      are you not affected more when tragedy strikes a close family member? can you honestly say that news about an anonymous person affects you to the core in exactly the same way that it does when it happens to your brother/sister?

    • 6. family wrote:

      if a tragedy happens to family or a friend, of course I feel it more strongly. But a jewish stranger vs. a non-jewish stranger? why would there be any difference? Both are equally horrifying.


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