NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Police on Thursday released footage of a FedEx driver who was shot while delivering packages at a public housing complex.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison posted the video on social media, asking that anyone with information contact the police.
The incident happened at 11:15 a.m. at the Van Dyke Houses on Monday in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as the FedEx driver was exiting the building.
Video shows an unidentified man holding the door open as the FedEx delivery man exits, following behind another individual.
As the FedEx employee walks past the unidentified man, the man pulls out what appears to be a gun and points it at the delivery man.
Harrison says the FedEx employee was shot in the back of the neck.
The shooting came just hours before NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced gun violence in the city was on track to hit a 14-year high.
Shea said the gun violence in the five boroughs should make New Yorkers pause.
“We had nine shootings across NYC yesterday, last year that would have been a full week, we had a FedEx driver in uniform shot in Brooklyn,” Shea said.
He said officers are working to keep New Yorkers safe, but blamed criminal reform laws for putting dangerous suspects back on the street.