A gunman shot two people in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, police said – and witnesses described a chaotic scene as the BMW driven by the injured man fled the scene.
The shooter hit a 26-year-old man in the face and body and a 23-year-old man in the body at 12:20 p.m. on the corner of Bond St. and Warren St. in Borum Hill. , the police said.
“I heard four loud bangs, then I heard a group of people screaming and I saw a white BMW driving by,” a witness told the Daily News.
James Rogers, 23, who was waiting tables outside Rukola, an Italian restaurant three blocks from the shooting scene, said he saw a BMW run a red light and side-swipe a parked car at Dean St. and Bond St.
The BMW then T-boned an Acura at the intersection, which spun into a sidewalk corner and struck multiple pedestrians, Rogers said.
“There were three people there. They were about five feet away from collapsing,” Rogers said. “It was really nerve-wracking.”
“At this point people were trying to get license plates,” said the first witness, who did not want to be named.
“A man walking his dog walked up to the car window and the driver said, ‘I’ve been shot, they shot me twice.
He said the man in the passenger seat of the BMW told the injured driver to “keep driving”.
The injured driver complied before turning left onto Atlantic Ave., and sped away again, the witness said.
After turning the corner, the car eventually stopped on Hoyt St. and the injured driver was placed on a stretcher, said two witnesses, who wished to remain anonymous.
“There was smoke coming from the hood of the car,” said an eyewitness.
Medics rushed two people who were injured in the incident to New York Methodist Hospital. The condition of the 23-year-old victim is said to be critical, while the condition of the 26-year-old youth is said to be stable.
It is unclear whether the BMW witnesses saw was the same vehicle the shooter fled. The police did not have any information about the encounter on Saturday evening.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.