Shooting Near 12th Street and Avenue C (Updated)

cabDaniel Maurer

Shortly after 2 a.m. this morning, police sirens sounded on 12th Street after a report of a male shot near Avenue C. Police tape sealed off the eastern half of 12th Street as well as Avenue C at the southwest corner, where a taxi cab, stopped mid-turn in the street, was part of the crime scene.

Police officers on the scene declined to give details of the shooting, but the cab driver, who asked not to be named, described the incident. “I was here at the red light,” he said. “There was a kid walking with another kid, about to cross. I tried to make my turn; he crumbled and he fell down.”

“He was shot somewhere else,” said the cab driver, adding that the man had been walking from 12th Street before he fell to the ground in the street at the cab’s side near the corner of 12th Street and Avenue C. “They took him to the hospital.”

The Local has asked the police for further details about the shooting and will post an update when information is available.

Update | 12:20 p.m. A representative of the police said the victim, a Hispanic male, sustained an apparent gunshot wound to the chest around 1:50 p.m., and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. There have been no arrests at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

Update | 9:42 a.m. The Day: 17-Year-Old Dies After Shooting