Terrifying Rampage: Mass Shooter on Illegal Scooter Slays 1, Unleashes Chaos in New York City

NYPD addresses reporters after a gunman carried out a mass shooting in New York City while riding a scooter. (Credit: NYPD)

A wave of senseless violence struck neighborhoods in New York City, as a lone gunman embarked on a rampage of random shootings, leaving one person dead and several others injured, including critically. The series of chilling incidents unfolded on Saturday morning, sending shockwaves through the local community.

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The shooter, riding an illegal scooter and armed with an untraceable ghost gun, targeted victims indiscriminately, instilling fear and panic among witnesses, before authorities captured him:

A scooter-riding madman with a ghost gun shot four people in Brooklyn and Queens early Saturday, killing an elderly man and leaving three others hurt before he was taken into custody, police and sources said.

The 25-year-old shooter was on an illegal scooter at Ashford Avenue and Arlington Avenue in East New York when he drove up behind a 21-year-old man and shot him in the shoulder, Assistant Chief of Detectives Joe Kenny said.

Then, 17 minutes later at 11:27 a.m., the shooter fired one bullet into the back of an Asian man, 87, at 108th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Queens, Kenny said. He was rushed to nearby Jamaica Hospital but couldn’t be saved.

Roughly eight minutes later, another man, 44, was shot in the face at 11:35 a.m. at Hillside Avenue and 126th Street. The bullet lodged in his cheek and he was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition, police said.

A couple minutes later, at 11:37 a.m. a 63-year-old Hispanic man was shot in the shoulder at 134th Street and Jamaica Avenue. He was in stable condition.

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Acting Police Commissioner Edward Caban held a press conference updating reporters on the details of the case.

Caban said:

Our hearts grew out to all the families affected by the senseless violence.The shooter, in these connected incidents used an illegal scooter that did not have a license plate to move from one location to the next.

The commissioner also told reporters that the authorities recovered a firearm from inside of the scooter, which was a nine-millimeter pistol with an extended magazine. Assistant Chief Joseph Kennedy from the NYPD Detective Bureau explained that the investigation into the shootings “is active and ongoing.”

Assistant Chief Joe Kenny added that law enforcement does not yet know the motive for the attack and said the alleged shooter’s “actions were random.”

RedState will keep you updated as more information emerges.

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