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File this one under “not knowing when to quit.”
A gunman was so intent on ending his victim’s life that, after shooting him at a party, actually followed to a local hospital so he could get him in his sights once again.
Now police are hoping to get the gunman in their sights – so they could arrest him for the Sunday morning shooting that ended the life of a 17−year−old and wounded two others.
Police said that bullets started flying at 1 a.m. during a house party on East 93rd Street and Avenue B, where residents were hosting a baby shower. The baby shower was for the wife of “The Wire” star Jamie Hector, who played the cruel drug−lord Marlo Stanfield in the crime drama.
Witnesses said that a party crasher opened fire at a crowd of people at the address, wounding three males.
One of the victims, 32, jumped into a friend’s car and sped off toward Brookdale Hospital.
Police said that the gunman pursued him for a half−dozen blocks and took a pot shot at him as he was dropped off outside the hospital emergency room before speeding off.
With Brookdale Hospital suddenly becoming a crime scene, the victim was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he was recuperating from gunshot wounds to his leg and groin as this paper went to press.
Police said that a second victim, identified as 17−year−old Linton Williams of East Flatbush, died of gunshot wounds to his head and torso as friends rushed him to Brookdale Hospital.
Although he was shot in the leg, a third victim, 22, managed to run away from the scene and flag down a passing EMS ambulance, which took him to Brookdale Hospital for treatment.
Police reportedly found several guns in the East 93rd Street home at the time of the shooting, although it was unclear if they were used in the bloody skirmish.
In a statement released Monday, Stanfield said that the shooting “did not take place at my home, nor did it involve me, my wife, nor any of the invited guests.”
As of this writing, cops have not forged a link between Stanfield and the shooting, although witnesses did say that two of the three victims were just leaving the party when gunshots rang out.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding the gunman’s whereabouts to come forward.
©2009 Community Newspaper Group
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