Police are searching for a suspect in three shootings that occurred in New York City within hours. At least two people were killed in the incidents.
New York City Police Department identified Sundance Oliver as the suspect. He had been arrested 12 times before and should be considered extremely dangerous and armed.
According to the NYPD, the shooting spree started Monday morning at 9:30 AM EST. Police at the NYPD’s 77th Precinct were called about a call of a man being shot.
According to the NYPD, officers found a 96 year-old man with a gunshot wound on his ankle. The shooter tried to rob a woman victim, before opening fire. They struck the elderly man, but missed the female victim. Then they fled the scene.
Later Monday, NYPD 5th Precinct officers responded to a call about a male victim who was shot at the sixth floor. The victim was transported to the hospital where they were declared dead.
Just before midnight, the NYPD’s 73rd Precinct responded immediately to a call about a victim in Brooklyn who had been shot in the chest. The victim was transported to the hospital and declared dead.
According to police, the suspect had been identified in all three shootings.
The motive for the shooting spree wasn’t immediately apparent.
This is still a developing story. Keep checking back for more updates.