Updated 05/22/2012 09:59 AM
Boy Questioned By Police About Brooklyn Dart Attacks
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Police in Brooklyn said they were questioning late Monday a 15-year-old boy in connection with three dart attacks on men in Bath Beach the previous night.
By late Monday no arrests had been made in connection with the attacks, which happened near Bay 32nd Street and 86th Street. Authorities believe the suspect used a blow gun each time.
A NY1 crew found several green-topped, four-inch needles in the area that matched a victim's description of the darts.
One of the victims, Georgiy Ostrozhnyuk, 66, said he was hit around 7 p.m. Sunday while he was waiting in his car for friends outside a vegetable store. He said the darts dug more than an inch into his flesh.
The wound on Ostrozhnyuk's stomach
He said he first felt the impact on his leg, then heard a man nearby cry out and then he got hit again in the stomach.
Ostrozhnyuk closed his car window, but darts kept hitting his vehicle.
"Yesterday was painful. Maybe in a scale from zero to 10, it's five, maybe," said Ostrozhnyuk. "The first time, I didn't feel the pain. Maybe five minutes, four minutes later, I started to feel pain."
A 51-year-old man was also hit in the stomach and a 40-year-old man was hit in the back and right leg.
All three victims were treated at Coney Island Hospital and were given prescription medication to prevent possible infections.
Authorities said based on the darts' trajectories, the shooter may have been on a roof or an elevated subway platform.
Ostrozhnyuk told NY1 that investigators went to sporting goods stores that sell blowguns and darts to try to find a suspect.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.