NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8:03 AM
Hell hath no fury like a bicyclist scorned.
A 28-year-old Brooklyn man was hospitalized after he was shot by a woman on a bicycle who was gunning for his friend, police said Saturday.
Victim Nelson Rivera and his pal were in the lobby of a Montauk Ave. apartment building near New Lots Ave. in East New York about 8 p.m. Thursday when a bullet pierced his left cheek.
Paramedics rushed him to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was expected to survive.
Witnesses told police that Rivera was shot by a young woman pedaling on a bicycle.
The woman, witnesses said, was the former girlfriend of Rivera’s buddy, who was likely the intended target.
Cops wanted to question the two-wheeling Annie Oakley, who is considered a person of interest. She was not immediately named.
Rivera told police that he and his friend just had an argument with the young woman outside the apartment building. As she rode off, he turned away and stepped into the lobby. A moment later, he was shot, cops said.
Rivera and his friend scrambled up to the roof of the building to escape further gunfire, leaving a blood trail behind, according to police.
When officers arrived, Rivera was seen walking down the staircase back to the lobby, holding his blood-soaked face.
A spent shell casing was found outside the apartment, authorities said.
Police said the woman they want to question has been arrested six previous times.
During her most recent arrest, in February, she was caught with a loaded handgun, officials said.
Despite the bloodshed, shootings in the city have dropped by 11% this year.
As of Thursday, there had been 783 shootings across the city, 98 fewer than the same time period a year earlier, cops said.
With Rocco Parascandola