There's a report of police activity late this afternoon on Avenue C between 10th Street and 12th Street... EVG regular Jose Garcia shared these photos...
The Citizen app reports that two people were shot with a pellet gun... and that police were searching for a suspect. There isn't much more information at the moment. Will update when more details are available. (An ABC-7 news truck was spotted on the scene.)
Updated: 7:30 p.m.
The Post reports that one man was shot... and that police arrested one man. And from the article: "Police said the shooter was armed with either a BB gun or a low-caliber pistol."
According to the MTA, M9 and M14D buses are being rerouted ...
M9 and M14D-SBS buses are detoured because of NYPD Activity between 10 St and 12 St at Avenue C. Details at https://t.co/4PI10QaRnr— NYCT Buses (@NYCTBus) January 16, 2020
Updated: 9:48 p.m.
Christopher J. Ryan shared these photos from the scene tonight... there was still a large NYPD presence, suggesting that the shooting may have involved more than a pellet gun ...
As for the timeline, the first report of the shooting came in around 3:45 p.m. ... Avenue C between 10th Street and 13th Street was on lockdown, per Ryan, until 9:38 p.m., when the NYPD removed the police tape and allowed traffic to return to the Avenue.
Citizen provided an update... the info about a lack of an arrest contradicts the Post's coverage ...
The Village Sun received more details from police sources, including that it was in face a .22 and not a pellet gun used in the shooting.
Police sources also confirmed an arrest in the case, which happened on Saturday when police cuffed Tyshawn Morris, 21, of Albany, N.Y.
Morris was charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal possession of a defaced weapon — a weapon with its manufacturer’s serial number scratched off, removed or concealed — and criminal possession of a firearm.
No word on a motive.