A woman was shot in the leg at the Queensbridge Houses on Oct. 3, making it the second shooting there in as many weeks.
According to police sources, the woman was shot in the thigh and knee at 10:25 p.m. by a male perpetrator who got away in a grey vehicle and has yet to be apprehended. The victim was taken to Cornell Hospital.
The shooting happened in spite of a renewed focus by city politicians on gun safety in the troubled housing project and a gun-control rally held the previous Friday.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) said he has spoken with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, 114th Precinct Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi, and other city law enforcement officials about the incidents. “I think they are concerned,” he said. “They’re thinking about ways to make Queensbridge safer, they’re actively engaged.”
Although a date is not yet set, Van Bramer says he is working with Bishop Mitchell Taylor, the Center of Hope International and the NYPD to organize a gun buy-back event.