Greenwich Village, Manhattan- Police responded to West 4th Street and Macdougal Street for reports of a shooting at approximately 5:15 AM today. They found a man shot in the leg and he was transported to Bellevue Hospital center in stable condition. All entrances to Washington Square Park were closed off to the public until after 7 AM.
Due to the possibility there was an outstanding suspect for the shooting, the 6 Precinct commanding officer called a LEVEL 1 mobilization to assign additional officers to the area. Patrol officers, personnel from the Strategic Response Group, and aviation participated in looking for a possible perpetrator.
As of this morning, the NYPD have not taken anyone into custody.
UPDATE: ABC7ny reported that later in the morning when detectives were able to review video footage it was determined that the man had accidentally shot himself on a bench in Washington Sq Park before moving to the street corner where he was found by police. You can read their story here.
Reporting and photos by Brendan Walsh (@brendanwalshnyc).