An argument turned violent on a Brooklyn street Saturday when a man whipped out a gun and shot another man twice in the leg, police said.
The 57-year-old victim got into a disagreement with the gunman on DeKalb Ave. near Irving Ave. in Bushwick just after 1:40 p.m., cops said.
The shooter pulled out a gun and fired off two bullets into the victim’s left calf, police said. He then bolted north north on Irving Ave — leaving the wounded victim on the sidewalk.
Medics rushed the man to Woodhull Hospital where he was expected to recover.
Workers at a local wine shop at first mistook the gunfire for a car crash.
“It didn’t really sound like gunshots at first,” said employee Ben Miller, 26. “I thought it was like a car hitting something, because you don’t hear gunshots in the middle of the day here.”
Gil De Jesus moved away from the neighborhood around 2016. “It was in its first stage of re-gentrification — all the hipsters moving in,” said De Jesus, 50. “It was beautiful.”
“When I came back to visit, crack became a thing again, dope is more popular than ever. I’m like, ‘Whoa, this is crazy,’” said De Jesus, who still has family in the neighborhood and was visiting Saturday.
”Gun violence in general in New York is ridiculous,” he said.
Police were looking for the shooter, who was last seen wearing a blue coat.