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.