Elderly Woman Shot While Sitting in Walker

BROOKLYN, NY – An 84-year-old woman was wounded after a man opened fire in Brooklyn on Monday evening. According to reports from WABC-TV, News 12 Brooklyn, and NY Daily News, the incident occurred at the intersection of Foster and Brooklyn avenues around 6:30 p.m. local time. The woman, whose identity remains undisclosed, was sitting in her walker when she was struck by a stray bullet.

The victim sustained an injury to her left arm and was quickly transported to a local hospital for treatment. Fortunately, her condition is now stable. Authorities discovered approximately 20 bullet shell casings at the scene, indicating a significant number of shots were fired.

Law enforcement officials are actively searching for the shooting suspect and are seeking assistance from the community in identifying the individual. While it is believed that the elderly woman was not the intended target, the motive behind the shooting remains unclear, according to officials from News 12.

Eyewitnesses residing in the vicinity expressed their shock at the incident. Upon hearing the sound of numerous gunshots, they rushed outside to find a group of elderly individuals running up the street, urgently warning others about the gunfire.

City Council member Farah Louis expressed her horror at yet another act of senseless violence, emphasizing the urgent need to address the pervasive issue of gun violence within communities. She extended her thoughts and prayers to the elderly victim, wishing her a swift and safe recovery.

At present, the New York City Police Department has not responded to requests for comment regarding the incident. The search for the suspect involved in the shooting is ongoing.