Auxiliary officer shot in leg for motorcycle

Police seek 3 suspects in early morning shooting outside building

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A 23-year-old New York Police Department auxiliary officer was shot Saturday morning in the leg outside a 72-unit building on Independence Avenue, according to police and news reports.

Police from the 50th precinct responded to a 911 call of a male shot at in front of 3800 Independence Ave. in Kingsbridge, according to police. Upon arrival, officers observed a male with a gunshot wound to the left leg. EMS responded and transported the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.

The New York Daily News reported the victim is a volunteer NYPD auxiliary officer.

Preliminary investigation revealed three males wearing masks surrounded the victim while he was on his 2017 White Kawasaki motorcycle, discharged a firearm striking him in the leg and then stole the motorcycle and a bag containing his cellphone.

All three suspects fled the location with the stolen motorcycle and at least one other motorcycle.  The investigation is ongoing.