A 19-year-old New York Metropolis faculty employee is in crucial situation after he was shot within the head Tuesday afternoon whereas leaving the elementary faculty he was working at.
The employee was about 400 toes away from the Brooklyn faculty when the the suspect opened fireplace from throughout the road simply earlier than 3 p.m. Tuesday, the New York Metropolis Police Division mentioned.
The sufferer, who has not but been recognized, stumbled right into a nook deli and collapsed earlier than being taken to Brookdale Hospital, NBC New York reported. Police haven’t but recognized the sufferer.
As of early Wednesday morning, the NYPD mentioned the sufferer remained in crucial situation. The NYPD mentioned no arrests had been made and an investigation into the incident stays ongoing.
Police mentioned they believed the sufferer was focused, however mentioned the motive for the capturing was not instantly clear.
The sufferer’s union advised NBC New York that he labored as a college paraprofessional for the Division of Schooling. They mentioned the 19-year-old was working at P.S. 203 on Tuesday, however may be assigned to different faculties as properly.
“I’m completely heartbroken and outraged that considered one of our devoted staff was senselessly a sufferer of random gun violence,” Colleges Chancellor David C. Banks mentioned in an announcement.
“Our educators, our college students, and our households deserve higher than dwelling with the specter of gun violence,” he mentioned, including that he was in contact with the principal at P.S. 203 and would “make sure that the scholars have the counseling providers they want as they grapple with this tragedy.” He additionally mentioned he could be working with the NYPD to extend safety across the faculty.
“It is a tragedy,” New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams mentioned in a tweet, responding to the lethal incident.
“The rivers of violence bringing weapons into our communities didn’t start in our metropolis however they’ll finish right here. We are going to maintain our metropolis protected,” he mentioned, urging residents with any data to contact the NYPD.