Bullet hits ambulette in Vinegar Hill

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A Crown Heights ambulette driver says he is thankful to be alive after a maniac opened fire near his vehicle in Vinegar Hill on Friday morning, winging the van with a bullet.

The driver, who was transporting a patient at the time, said it was the most hair-raising thing he’d ever experienced.

“I’m 53 years old and I’ve never seen something like this in my life,” said driver Johnalee Sanders.

Sanders said he had just picked up a dialysis patient at a building on Sand Street at Gold Street shortly before 8:30 am, when he saw two men running towards his ambulette. One of the guys started firing a gun, letting off “six or seven shots” at the man he was apparently pursuing, he said.

With bullets flying, Sanders said he stepped on the gas, but as he attempted to get out of danger, a bullet slammed into the rear driver’s side of his van. The slug did not hit Sanders or his passenger, but he said the hot lead narrowly missed the ambulette’s gas tank.

Sanders said he is shaken but relieved that both he and his patient are okay.

“I just want to go home to my wife,” he said. “I’m so thankful.”

Paramedics transported the man injured in the shooting to New York Methodist Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the right forearm, a police spokesman said.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

ty from pps says:
its a news bulletin, they got a bulletin the side!
June 19, 2015, 3:38 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
And now, if you don't mind I would like to share a joke with you all. It's a nice day on a Friday, and I hope that this joke finds you well.
This joke is in regards to the above located article (that took place in Vinegar Hill).
Q: How would you describe this article?
A: Well, it sure is a news bulletin.
Q: Pardon me, but how do you mean?
A: The van received a "BULLET IN" the rear driver's side!
Please enjoy your weekend.
John Wasserman
June 19, 2015, 4:05 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
You can joke all you want to but isnt this one of the areas of bk that all of these out-of-towners are all psyched up about? Take a look yall, this is what you have to live with everyday. You think you love bk so much, well you gotta take the bad things about it along with the good, plain & simple.
June 20, 2015, 7:36 am

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