Vehicle Turns Over in Crown Heights After Shots Fired at Driver: Police - NBC New York

Vehicle Turns Over in Crown Heights After Shots Fired at Driver: Police

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    Vehicle Turns Over After Shooting in Crown Heights: Cop

    A 37-year-old driver turned over his vehicle in Crown Heights early Friday morning after three shots were fired at him. Police are searching for the shooter. Tracie Strahan reports. (Published Friday, July 5, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Police say a man in Crown Heights fired three shots Friday morning at a 37-year-old driver, hitting him in the abdomen

    • In an attempt to flee, the driver flipped over his vehicle and his female passenger was injured

    • It wasn't immediately clear what led to the shooting. Both victims are expected to be OK

    A 37-year-old male driver was shot and his passenger was injured when bullets flew at their vehicle in Crown Heights early Friday.

    Police are looking for a male suspect they say fired three rounds into the victims' Nissan Maxima around 3:30 a.m. near Crown Street and Schenectady Avenue. The wounded driver flipped his vehicle over while trying to escape. 

    He ended up with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and is hospitalized in stable condition; the female passenger dodged the bullets and suffered minor injuries. 

    It wasn't immediately clear what led to the shooting.

    No other information was immediately available.

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