Police were looking for a suspect on Tuesday in connection with three separate shootings carried out across New York in a matter of hours, leaving at least two people dead.
The New York Police Department identified the suspect as Sundance Oliver, who they said had already been arrested 12 times and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
The shooting began around 9:30 a.m. EST Monday when NYPD 77th Precinct police were alerted to calls from a shot man, the NYPD said.
Officers found a 96-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his ankle, the NYPD said. They said the shooter attempted to rob a female victim before opening fire. They missed the female victim, hitting the elderly man instead, before fleeing the scene.
Later Monday, NYPD 5th Precinct officers responded to a call around 2:40 p.m. EST for a male victim who was shot on the sixth floor of an apartment building. The victim was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Then, just before midnight, the NYPD’s 73rd Precinct responded to a report of a woman being shot in the chest in Brooklyn. The victim was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said they determined the suspect was the same in all three shootings.
A motive in the shooting was not immediately clear.
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