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Man shot 5 times getting into an Uber in Brooklyn: police

Man shot five times getting into Uber in Brooklyn
Man shot five times getting into Uber in Brooklyn
Posted at 6:11 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 06:11:16-04

NEW LOTS, Brooklyn — A man getting into an Uber in Brooklyn on Tuesday was shot five times when a group opened fire, police said.

According to the NYPD, the shooting happened just after 8 p.m. near 620 Vermont Ave. in the New Lots area of East New York.

The victim, a 28-year-old man, was entering the Uber vehicle when two vehicles pulled up and several unknown perpetrators hopped out and opened fire, police said.

The man was shot in the back, struck five times, authorities said.

He was taken to a nearby hospital but his condition was not known. Police said he was listed as "stable."

The NYPD has released the below video of the incident, which shows the two vehicles and some of the suspects they are looking for in the shooting.

Police describe one of the vehicles as a white Infiniti SUV with stolen Pennsylvania license plates.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).