Assemblyman Hikind (D-Brooklyn) praised officers of the NYPD’s 66th Precinct as well as Hatzolah and Shomrim volunteers this evening, following a foiled attempted robbery at an appliance store on McDonald Avenue and Avenue J.
Two community members were shot in the attempted robbery–one in the torso and one in the hand–and treated by Hatzolah volunteers who took the victims to Lutheran Medical Center where they are listed in stable condition.
As of this release, the police have one suspect in custody and are searching for the second suspect, who they hope to have in custody very soon.
“The NYPD and Hatzolah responded immediately,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “Everyone in our community has a sense of assurance knowing that the NYPD are always here to protect us. We are all very relieved that the two victims who were shot did not sustain life-threatening injuries and we pray for their full and immediate recoveries.”
Assemblyman Hikind also had the highest praise for Hatzolah and the Shomrim. “Where would we be without Hatzolah and Shomrim?” Hikind asked.
“We are truly fortunate to have such selfless first responders in our community.”