CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — Police have released a surveillance video in hopes of identifying the shooter who grazed a woman's cheek while targeting another man.
On Thursday at 7:28 p.m., a 57-year-old woman was walking at the northwest corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 33rd Street when she heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. She realized she had been hit in the cheek by a bullet.
Immediately before the woman was shot, an unknown man got out of a blue suburban and two suspects got out of a silver Mercedes-Benz four-door sedan at the intersection, police said.
One of the men from the silver Mercedes-Benz opened fire on the man from the blue suburban, police said. It's unclear whether that man returned fire.
The woman was taken to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition. No other injuries were reported in the shooting.
Video of the vehicle in question was obtained from an MTA bus that was stopped on Mermaid Avenue, about two blocks east of the shooting.
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