Posted For: Willie Wonka
At least three people were shot across the city overnight – including a latex-glove-wearing bicyclist fatally gunned down while pedaling to pull off a suspected hit himself, cops and police sources said.
The slain 26-year-old man was riding a bike at Crown Street and Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, around 2 a.m. Tuesday when he was blasted in the head by a drive-by shooter in a dark-colored sedan, cops said.
The victim – who had been arrested a dozen times in the city – was wearing black rubber gloves when he was shot, and investigators believe he had planned to carry out a shooting with two other guys, police sources said.
He was rushed to the Kings County Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The shooting is believed to be gang-related.
About two hours earlier, a 21-year-old man was blasted in the buttocks and lower back around 11:50 p.m. Monday on East 13th Street near University Place in Manhattan, authorities said.
He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The motive for the shooting is unclear, and the victim was uncooperative with investigators, police said.
While the scene is just blocks from the Halloween Parade route, there is no known link to any Halloween festivities, cops said.
The parade traditionally runs along Sixth Avenue from Canal Street to 15th Street.
Another drive-by shooting also happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at Astoria Boulevard North and Steinway Street in Queens, cops said.
The victim, a 27-year-old man who also has multiple prior arrests, was shot in the left arm, left leg and buttocks at Astoria Boulevard North and Steinway Street around 1:30 a.m., cops said.
The shooter – who appeared to be wearing a black hoodie, black hat and blue jeans – opened fire as he drove south on Steinway Street in a white SUV, possibly a Dodge Durango, cops said.
Investigators found six shell casings at the scene.
No arrests have been made in any of the shootings.