Ns News Online Des: A massive search is underway for a deranged killer responsible for murdering two homeless men and wounding three others in a series of senseless shootings in Washington, DC, and New York City this month, officials said Sunday.
The NYPD and Washington, DC’s Metro Police Department released a joint statement announcing a lone gunman is wanted for sneaking up on sleeping vagrants and shooting them in both jurisdictions — including the two men attacked early Saturday in Soho.
News that a serial shooter was on the loose came shortly after a third homeless man was found dead in Manhattan.
Police are investigating if that man’s death is connected to the others, sources said. The vagrant was found with an apparent pelvis wound on the sidewalk Sunday night, sources told The Post.
Authorities said the first three confirmed attacks by the crazed gunman took place in the nation’s capital. On March 3, the suspect shot and wounded a male victim on the 1100 block of New York Avenue.
Five days later, the gunman shot another man on the 1700 block of H Street. The first two victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect’s attacks turned deadly last Wednesday when he allegedly fatally stabbed and shot a homeless man whose remains were discovered after an encampment fire on the 400 block of New York Avenue, authorities said.