22-year-old man shot in the head in NYC: cops

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A 22-year-old reputed gang member was critically hurt in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn early Tuesday, cops said. 

The victim was sitting in a car at the corner of Metropolitan and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg around 3:30 a.m. when someone in another vehicle popped off about five shots, striking him in the head, police said. 

Cops respond to a shooting in Williamsburg at Metropolitan and Wythe avenues.
Cops responded to the shooting at Metropolitan and Wythe avenues.
Robert Mecea
Police are seen at the scene of a shooting at Metropolitan and Wythe  Avenues in Brooklyn
The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m.
Robert Mecea

The driver took off, and the victim went to Bellevue Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. 

The motive for the violence was not immediately clear. 

The victim is a gang member who has multiple prior arrests, cops said. 

Officers were using water bottles and paper cups to mark shell casings at the scene of a shooting at Metropolitan and Wythe Avenues in Brooklyn
Officers used water bottles and paper cups to mark shell casings at the scene of the shooting.
Robert Mecea

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