SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens – Police released surveillance images of the runaway vehicle transporting the gunman who struck a priest with a stray bullet.
Rev. Damien Ekete, a priest at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Morris Heights, was waiting for a taxi in the vicinity of 134th Street and Rockaway Blvd. around 12:10 a.m. Sunday, when an individual inside the gray car discharged a firearm, wounding him in the right arm, according to police.
Ekete was treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to his arm and has been released.
Police believe the priest was not the intended target of the shooting.
No arrests have been made.
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