Update, June 23, 11:23 a.m.: Police have arrested a man in connection to last week’s shooting near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn resident Jonathan Cordoba, 29, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault, attempted assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and attempted menacing with a weapon, police said.
The June 14 shooting injured one, a 50-year-old man, who was shot in the ankle.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 23, 2017
The incident occurred on a day that had already seen two mass shootings in the U.S. A man opened fire at a UPS facility in San Francisco, killing four people. Another five individuals were injured in Alexandria, Virginia, when gunman James Hodgkinson fired shots on Republican representatives as they practiced for a congressional baseball game.
Update, June 15, 11:48 a.m.: A 50-year-old man who was shot near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday was an innocent bystander, the NYPD said, and a manhunt is underway for the shooter.
The man, who was shot in the ankle, was the only victim after multiple shots rang out across from the arena Wednesday afternoon.
Police initially said they were searching for two suspects, but said on Thursday they are now looking for one gunman, NBC4 reported. They believe the shots were fired after an argument occurred inside the nearby subway station.
A baseball hat and glasses that were left behind by the suspect are undergoing DNA analysis, officials said.
Original article, June 14, 3:29 p.m.: A man was shot near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon, NYPD confirmed.
The man was shot in the ankle and transported to New York Methodist Hospital. Police did not release the man’s identity.
A 911 call reporting shots fired came in at 2:12 p.m. and the suspects fled on foot, according to police.
NYPD is looking for two black male suspects in connection with the shooting, according to a public information officer. Police said they would update the media with more information as it becomes available.
The shooting, which happened outside a parking garage for the Brooklyn Nets and Islanders arena on Atlantic Ave. near Flatbush Ave. in downtown Brooklyn, caused a panicked crowed to run cover on a day that has already seen two mass shootings.
Earlier on Wednesday, a gunman dressed in a UPS uniform killed four at UPS facility in San Francisco. And five people were injured in Alexandria, Virginia, early this morning when James Hodgkinson open fired on Republican representatives who were practicing for Thursday’s congressional baseball game.
Witnesses to the Barclays Center shooting reported seeing blood on the streets, but no one else appeared to be injured in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
Some witnesses took to Twitter to share their experience from the scene.
“Yikes. There was just a shooting at Barclays in Brooklyn. I heard like 6 shots. One guy hit that I saw. Tons of cops,” Twitter user Adrian Chen, a staff writer at the New Yorker, wrote just after the shooting.
Yikes. There was just a shooting at Barclays in Brooklyn. I heard like 6 shots. One guy hit that I saw. Tons of cops. pic.twitter.com/6NZtQCC2gN
— Adrian Chen (@AdrianChen) June 14, 2017
MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes was also in the area of the Barclays Center when he said he saw “a bunch of people booking towards” him.
“Gunshots just now outside Barclays Center. People ran. Police just arriving. Unclear if anyone was hit. Everyone I talked to is OK,” he tweeted.
Gunshots just now outside Barclays Center. People ran. Police just arriving. Unclear if anyone was hit. Everyone I talked to is Ok
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 14, 2017
In response, Liz Belsky tweeted, “I’m across the street. Blood on the sidewalk by Victoria’s Secret.”
I’m across the street. Blood on the sidewalk by Victoria’s Secret
— Liz Belsky (@lizbelsky) June 14, 2017
Metro staff reporter Nikki M. Mascali contributed to this report.