3:55PM EST: [UPDATE BELOW] The NYPD is on the scene of a person shot on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Z.
A level 1 mobilization response has been requested, along with ESU, K9, Aviation and Crime Scene Units.
Perps are two black males who fled the scene.
The victim has been transported to Coney Island Hospital by FDNY with critical injuries.
WABC Reports: The shooting happened near the Best Ride Car Service at 1009 Avenue Z in Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn shortly after 4:00 p.m. The shooting occurred outside a cell phone store next door to the cab company, police said. Two men were robbing the store, according to investigators.
A 24-year-old cab company employee was walking by and saw what was happening. When he tried to intervene, he was shot as the two suspects ran from the scene.
The victim was transported to Coney Island hospital in critical condition.
The investigation was continuing. The suspects remained at large.
(YWN Desk – NYC)