Two men shot in New York’s Times Square as suspect who fled from police remains on the loose: NYPD recovers a bloody Citi Bike at the scene after gunfire sent crowds running for cover
- Two men were shot in the leg in the heart of Times Square last night.
- The suspect escaped on foot and no arrests have yet been made, the NYPD said.
Two men were shot in the heart of Times Square at 41st St and 7th on Monday night.
Two men were shot in the leg and the suspect fled on foot down 41st Street, New York police confirmed. A blood-covered Citi Bike could be seen on the side of the road next to the police cordon.
Both injured men were taken to Bellevue Hospital and are likely to be alive, DailyMail.com was told last night.
A large police, fire department and emergency services presence was seen in the area, which remained cordoned off into the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The reason is not yet known and the investigation is ongoing.
Two men were shot in the leg Monday night and the suspect fled on foot down 41st Street.
A blood-covered Citi Bike could be seen on the side of the street by the police cordon
A large police, Fire Department and emergency services presence was seen in the area.
Aftermath footage from the scene showed officers trying to keep the public away from the cordoned-off area and directing traffic through the section.
A witness at the scene, Christ Chadly, wrote on Twitter: “The scariest moment of my life just happened in Times Square.
‘Shots were fired and we had to run into a store for cover. I’m alive, though that’s all that matters.
Another witness said ‘I was riding my bike, I was on my bike and I heard nine out of ten shots from a gun and I tripped.
I got off the bike and put it away because I was scared.
“I saw these guys,” the man said, pointing to the police, “then I saw two people on the ground with blood everywhere,” he said.
He added: “People were running away, it was scary, it was loud, you could hear it from blocks away.”