An off-duty member of the NYPD was wounded early Monday morning at a Long Island home after a suspect drove to the residence and fired off nearly three dozen rounds, a senior NYPD official told NBC New York.
The officer was grazed in the head when approximately 33 shots were fired at the Brentwood home around 2:30 a.m. Monday, the official with direct knowledge of the investigation said. She was taken to a hospital and was last listed in stable condition.
It was not clear if the officer, who has been with the department since late 2019, was the intended target of the shooting but investigators do not suspect the shooting was a random attack.
The source said police are investigating whether the shooting was a case of mistaken identity. According to what police know so far, the address of the Brentwood home was formerly used by the MS-13 gang.
The police investigation is ongoing.