Shooting On East Second Street

East Second StreetColin Moynihan

Two people were injured on East Second Street on Wednesday morning. The authorities said that a man was shot in the abdomen and a woman received a cut to the head. Both were removed to hospitals, and neither injury appeared to be life threatening, the authorities said.

Several police officers, including some from the Emergency Services Unit, arrived on the block of East Second Street between Avenue B and Avenue C around 9:30. Shortly afterward, police escorted a woman with a bandaged head from a brick building at 225 East Second Street.

Police confirmed that a Hispanic male, 33, was shot one time in the abdomen. Emergency services responded and transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. A woman was also taken to Bellevue to be treated for a laceration to her head. The perpetrator fled the location and the investigation is still ongoing.

Denis Dang, 33, who lives across the street, told The Local that at about 8:30 a.m., “I heard crying. and then I looked out the window. He was laying on the ground, and she was laying over him in her pajamas.”

Although Mr Dang said “This is a great neighborhood,” when asked about how he feels about shootings in his neighborhood, he also said, “This is normal.” A resident who asked not to be named said there was a shooting at the same building last summer.

Meredith Hoffman and Suzanne Rozdeba contributed information to this report.