Man Shot on Rutgers Street Early This Morning

Early this morning, a man was shot in the leg by a gunman on the Lower East Side.

It happened at about 4:45 a.m. on Rutgers Street near Madison Street. According to the Daily News, the 30-year-old victim was hit twice in the leg. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital and is expected to survive.

The victim told cops that he was walking down the street when he heard gunshots and then felt a sharp pain in his leg. Two suspects fled the scene.

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Captain Peter Venice, 7th Precinct Commanding Officer.

Captain Peter Venice, 7th Precinct Commanding Officer.

At last night’s community council meeting, Captain Peter Venice touted the latest CompStat figures, which show that, so far this year, crime is down 11% in the 7th Precinct compared with 2012.  But he also briefed residents on an incident that occurred Tuesday evening.  According to Venice, shots rang out near the Rutgers public housing complex at around 9:30 p.m.  The address he gave was 45 Rutgers St., at Madison Street. According to Venice, about six shots were fired. No one was hurt.  Police have not located the shooter; they’re interviewing witnesses and going over surveillance video from the area.  Last December, there was another shooting incident outside a different Rutgers building.