Early Morning in Brooklyn, a 62-year-old man was shot down when he was walking his dog.
According to the police, Michael Scully, a 62-year-old man came out of his apartment to walk his dog on 74th Street near Seventh Avenue in Bay Ridge around 6:50 in the morning, where he was shot in his head and shoulders.
He was rushed to the NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, where he was pronounced dead because of his severe gun wounds. The context of the shooting and the whereabouts of the dog is not clear.
Assemblywoman, Mathylde Frontus, posted on a Facebook that states that the victim was talking to the attacker before he shot the victim down. She further noted that this is absolutely upsetting, as we all deserve the freedom to walk out with our pets without the fear of being killed.
In the surveillance footage, the victim was seen arguing with the attacker, and the attacker was pulling out a gun from his waistband and was in a position of combat before firing several shots at the victim.
William Mendez, 56-year-old a longtime friend of the victim said he was a great guy, who loved salsa dance, and they used to do a Super Bowl party at his house. He further said it is so terrible to hear that he was shot to death while walking his dog.
Till now, no arrests have been made by the police.
And about 50 minutes before, a woman and two men were shot on the other side of the town on 10th Avenue near Sherman Avenue in Inwood at Bp gas station. A woman 31-year-old was shot in the leg, 23-year-old was struck in the right arm and another man 29-year-old got shot in his leg and shoulder.
Fortunately, all three of them are out of danger, the circumstances are not clear in this case as well.
Gun violence keeps on rising in New York City. According to the statistics released by the police 1,288 people had been shot in 1,054 different incidents, and in last year only 556 shooting incidents were recorded with 653 victims.