A 50-year-old woman was shot in the stomach on Flatbush and Ditmas Avenues on Friday evening, says The New York Daily News. 16-year-old Gordon Tracey was arrested and charged with attempted assault and criminal possession of a loaded firearm in the incident that occurred around 8:30pm on May 30.
Gordon Tracey was identified as a member of the Crips who recently threatened a safety agent at his school with gun violence, and was arrested and charged with resisting arrest shortly thereafter. Witnesses of the May 30 incident told the paper that the shooting may have taken place between Tracey and someone who had robbed a fellow gang member. An off duty police officer who witnessed the shooting followed Tracey until fellow members of the NYPD could take him into custody.
The woman shot, who The Post says heard shots fired shortly before being hit, was taken to Kings County Hospital with a non life-threatening injury. Police have yet to determine whether she was struck by Tracey’s bullet or a bullet from the other shooter.
“She owns a big house on my block,” a neighbor tells us of the victim. “She got hit by a stray bullet walking from the supermarket. She is… one of the nicest ladies I ever met.”
We’re looking into ways neighbors can help the victim. If anyone knows of something, let us know in the comments or at email@example.com.