A Lubavitcher Yeshiva Bochur was the victim of a shooting on Monday night.
Sources tell YWN that the victim was shot by a BB gun on Montgomery Street and Albany Ave at around 11:00PM.
The suspect reportedly fired the gun from a passing vehicle and the pellet grazed the victims face. No words were exchanged prior to the shooting.
Crown Heights Shomrim and the NYPD were on the scene in seconds, but the suspect had already fled in his vehicle.
Shomrim are assisting the NYPD by gathering all nearby security camera footage.
The victim was taken to Methodist hospital in stable condition.
The NYPD Hate Crimes is investigating the incident as a possible bias crime.
NYPD Assistant Chief Michael Kemper, Inspector Joe Hayward of the 71 Precinct, Deputy Inspector Richie Taylor, Lieutenant Ira Jablon and Assistant Commissioner Pinny Ringel from the NYC Mayors Office were all on the scene working to ensure the investigating was moving as fast as possible, and have requested additional patrols so that the community should should remain safe.
If you have any information which can assist the investigation, please call 911 and the Crown Heights Shomirm 24 hour emergency hotline at 718-774-3333.
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