NEW YORK - Two men who were riding on an MTA bus in Queens were shot Thursday morning by a gunman who opened fire at someone outside the bus, according to the NYPD.
Police say a man got into an argument with another man near the intersection. He pulled a gun and started shooting. The NYPD says he fired at least three shots.
He missed the man he was shooting at but one bullet went through the bus windshield and hit a 60-year-old man and a 20-year-old man. Each victim was shot in the left arm. They were taken to Jamaica Hospital and were expected to recover.
The gunman was spotted about a block from the scene, the NYPD said at an afternoon news conference. The man allegedly refused to surrender so officers used a stun gun to subdue him.
Officers say they recovered a gun at the scene and it still had 11 bullets in it.
The shooting took place on the same day as NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced citywide crime statics for July 2021. Gun arrests were up 44% while shooting incidents were down 35% compared to July 2020, said Shea.