Three people were shot, one fatally, shortly before 8 a.m. today in Bushwick. A 53-year-old man was found dead near the corner of Knickerbocker Avenue and Grattan Street with gunshots in his torso, a police spokesperson told Bedford + Bowery. A 57-year-old man was wounded in the torso. A bullet also grazed the hip of a 13-year-old girl as she walked to school, the police said. Authorities are looking for three Hispanics in their mid-20s.
According to a New York Daily News reporter at the scene, investigators believe the two older victims confronted three men who were attempting to break into vehicles parked nearby. One of the three men fired five shots, three of them hitting the 53-year-old.