Woman Shot In Harlem Public Housing Building Elevator

man-shoots-in-harlem-housing-elevatorA woman was sent to the hospital Sunday suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg after a man shot up an elevator in a Harlem apartment building, police told source.

The suspect entered one of the towers in the Drew-Hamilton Houses — a New York City Housing Authority development located at 200 West 123rd Street — around 1 a.m. Sunday and fired four shots into one of the building’s elevators, police said. A 20-year-old woman was hit in the leg, police said.

The victim was treated for her injuries at New York Presbyterian Columbia, police told Patch.

The suspect is described as a man with a thin build who was wearing all black at the time of the shooting, police said. The suspect used a silver handgun during the shooting, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

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