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Gustavo Vasquez And Fellow Teenager Suspected In Random Dart Blow Gun Attacks In Brooklyn

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Two 15-year-olds in New York City's Brooklyn borough appear to have been responsible for a series of dart attacks carried out Sunday. Gustavo Vasquez was apprehended by police, and authorities are looking for his accomplice.

Police believe they've hit a bullseye in their investigation of sniper-style dart attacks in New York City.

Georgiy Ostrozhnyuk, 66, was sitting in his car Sunday evening when he noticed darts flying in through the open window. Ostrozhnyuk was hit in the leg and stomach before he was able to close the window, according to local television station NY1.

Arkadiy Shklyaver, 52, and Ming Chen, 40, were each walking nearby when the barrage of darts began, the New York Post reported. Shklyaver took a hit in the stomach, while Chen was struck in both the back and right leg.

Police told the New York Daily News that the three victims had never met before, and the attacks seem to have been random.

Authorities found the street littered with ten three-inch darts that they believe were shot out of a blow gun. The investigators were ultimately able to use the trajectory of the darts to track down 15-year-old suspect Gustavo Vasquez, whose apartment is near the crime scene. Vasquez "basically copped to it," police said, and also allegedly gave them the name of his accomplice, another 15-year-old who has not yet been found.

Authorities say the darts showed no evidence of bearing dangerous substances.

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Filed by Hilary Hanson  |