The NYPD released video Friday afternoon of what seems to be a coordinated attempted assassination in Brooklyn, but the target had the presence of mind to drive on the curb to get away.
Felony assaults are up eight percent for the first six months of 2021, compared to the same period last year, rapes are up by 10 percent and robberies – which includes muggings – have spiked by nearly 40 percent this month.
The 21-second clip opens with the victim, which NYPD said was a 19-year-old man, driving a dark-colored sedan jumping the curb to get away from one car, but he crashed head-on into a fence on a Brooklyn sidewalk.
At this point, the teenager’s car was alongside a parked car and behind a small tree that separated him from a man in a gray vehicle who fired multiple times from the backseat, passenger-side window.
The NYPD said the teen avoided the bullets and didn’t suffer major injuries.
The video backtracked to the start of the incident, when another car seemingly attempted to pin the victim between his car and a parked car to allow for an easier shot.
That didn’t worked when the 19-year-old drove on the sidewalk.
There’s a $3,500 reward for information about anyone of the suspects in the attack which has become almost routine in the Big Apple, where crime has skyrocketed since the pandemic gripped the country.
The intended target, a 19-year-old man in the dark-colored sedan in the lower left corner, drove on the Brooklyn sidewalk to avoid being shot but crashed into a fence
A suspect poked his upper body out of a moving car and fired at the sedan after it crashed
NYPD is offering a $3,500 reward for information about the suspects
The shooting marked a continuation of New York City’s descent into a lawless free-for-all where attacks in the street happen every day.
The numbers are disturbing in themselves, but the violence has intensified and taken place in public places, like parks and subways, and in front of witnesses and surveillance cameras.
Crimes have been rising throughout New York City, according to the NYPD
Statistics show shooting crimes have been up this year city-wide compared to last year
Last night and into early Saturday morning, New York City’s Washington Square Park in the affluent, residential Greenwich Village neighborhood became a bloody crime scene.
A woman was left bloodied and bruised after being trampled by terrified crowds trying to run from a man armed with a large knife and a taser around 12:40am.
Jason McDermott, 42, waved a taser in the direction of a group of people who were gathered inside the historic park for another night of late-night partying, the NYPD told DailyMail.com.
Police said McDermott was also in possession of a large knife at the time.
Partygoers, who have descended on the park for nightly raves in recent weeks, were sent into a panic and ran for safety from the suspect and knocked over a 43-year-old woman.
DailyMail.com photos show the woman sat on the ground with blood pouring from her face following the incident. A man was seen handcuffed and being led away by police.
Police said the woman was transported to Bellevue hospital in a stable condition with lacerations, contusions and abrasions.
The late-night parties have seen stabbings and brawls, and sparked complaints from well-heeled neighbors
A woman was left bloodied and bruised in Washington Square Park on Friday night after being trampled by terrified crowds
A man was seen handcuffed and being led away by police following the incident in the historic park; police said they arrested the suspect
The battle over Washington Square Park pitted area residents against partygoers Wednesday evening, when protestors confronted police outside of an emergency meeting called y New York Police Department’s Sixth Precinct.
The meeting was met with dozens of protestors, who flocked by to park by nightfall. Although Wednesday night and Thursday were calmer than previous days, the NYPD said on Friday that they’ll be on high alert this weekend.
Another major issue the residential and high-tourist area of Midtown Manhattan around around Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen, where thousands of homeless people were moved to hotels during the pandemic.
Eight Avenue between Penn Station and The Port Authority Bus Terminal has become a drug corridor and a crime hot spot.
The police precinct that includes Times Square and many of the hotels where the homeless have been living saw a 183 percent spike in felony assaults and 173 percent spike in robberies so far this year compared to 2020, according to NYPD data.
Earlier this week, former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton warned American cities, including New York City, are in for a ‘very, long dangerous summer’ as murder rates have skyrocketed
And there aren’t any short- or long-term answers, Bratton told CNBC‘s Shepard Smith on Monday.
‘Unlike the last crime epidemic that took decades to build up to the early ’90s, this one has occurred, literally, overnight,’ Bratton said.
‘It’s like the virus, it’s literally, out of nowhere, and so solutions are not immediately apparent.’
Bill Bratton, former NYC police commissioner under mayors Rudy Giuliani and Bill de Blasio, on Monday warned American cities are in for a ‘very, long dangerous summer’