Police released video of the shooting outside @AceBarNY in the #EastVillage. Looks like a gunman was running down 5th Street on Monday, shooting at the victim who ran into the bar for cover and a bullet went through the window. The victim didn't file a report. cc @evgrieve pic.twitter.com/nznScFDjpB— Myles N. Miller (@MylesMill) August 11, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Police searching for suspect who fired a shot outside the Ace Bar on 5th Street
According to police and media accounts, the shooter approached a man on Fifth Street just west of Avenue B. Surveillance video that the NYPD released shows the victim running into the bar at 531 E. Fifth St. for apparent cover at 11:11 p.m.
The gunman, standing on Fifth Street, then fires one shot, hitting a lower section of the entryway. The gunman, wearing a hooded gray sweatshirt, sweatpants and a surgical mask, looks both ways before leaving the scene.
NYPD sources told the Post that the victim "may have been misidentified as another person who had already run off."
Per amNY, the victim was not injured and quickly left without speaking to the police. Neither man had been a customer of the bar, sources said.
An EVG reader shared a photo of the bullet hole left behind from Monday night... LLN NYC captured this footage of the NYPD investigating after the report of the shot fired... as the video shows, police blocked off Fifth Street at Avenue B as detectives canvassed the area around the bar...