Police are asking for the public’s help to find two vehicles related to a shooting Thursday that left a bystander injured.
The victim, a 57-year-old woman, told police she was walking in the northwest corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 33rd Street when she heard gunshots and felt pain in her cheek. She then discovered she was shot.
After some investigation, police said they discovered a man got out of a blue Chevy Suburban and two other men left a silver Mercedes Benz at the intersection. The two men from the Mercedes then shot the man who exited the Suburban, police said.
Investigators said it was unclear whether shots were returned by the man. The only reported injury was the female bystander.
Police provided surveillance footage, obtained from a bus two blocks away from the shooting, which shows the two cars moments before the altercation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.