Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A masked gunman shot a man in the lobby of a Red Hook Houses building on Hicks Street on Feb. 25, according to police.
The victim was visiting a friend in a third-floor apartment in the building between Centre Mall and Bush Street at 5 pm, cops said. As he entered the lobby, the fiend approached the man and let off three shots from a handgun, striking him in the gut and the leg, a report says.
The victim, whose father lives in Red Hook but who is not from the neighborhood, was uncooperative, officers said.
As of March 3 the victim was still in the hospital recovering from his wounds, cops said. The shooting was the first in Red Hook since October, a police spokesman said.
A trio of scoundrels stuck up a taxi driver in Red Hook on Feb. 20, snatching phones, cash, and the cab itself, according to cops.
The driver dropped off his fares, two men and a woman, at the corner of Dwight and Verona streets at 8:10 pm after transporting them from an unspecified location, police said. But when he tried to collect for the ride, one of the goons flashed a silver knife and demanded his money, and grabbed $120 in cash, an LG Flex phone worth $375, and an iPhone 4S, per a report.
The treacherous trio then fled on Verona Street in the direction of Columbia Street, police said.
— Noah Hurowitz