As Victim Leaves Hospital, Investigation Into Campos Plaza Shooting Continues

crimestopDaniel Maurer A sign posted at 13th Street and Avenue C.

In an apparent response to a shooting in the courtyard of Campos Plaza II on Saturday morning, signs have been posted around the housing complex advertising rewards of up to $2,000 for tips leading to the solving of a crime. The police are said to have upped their presence at the complex (yesterday evening, a cruiser was stationed on 13th Street between Avenues B and C) and have also announced the reward via a roving bullhorn. Meanwhile, a source close to the 19-year-old who was shot in the leg said that the unnamed teen is walking again, and was due to be released from the hospital yesterday.

The police said today that the case remains open and there have been no arrests. A representative of the N.Y.P.D. also revealed that at 12:20 a.m., just five to ten minutes after the gunfire was said to have erupted, a 32-year-old woman, Frances Rodriguez, was arrested at the location of the incident, outside of 641 East 13th Street. She is alleged to have been fighting with others when she assaulted a police officer. It was unclear whether or not the incident was connected with the shooting or the events leading up to it.

Yesterday, The Lo-Down reported that the shooting occurred while a private event was underway at the Campos Plaza Community Center. Earlier that evening, the Community Center had hosted an after-school basketball practice that was part of a just-launched Police Athletic League program aimed at keeping youth out of trouble.