A federal prosecutor was one of two innocent bystanders struck by stray bullets outside a Brooklyn restaurant Friday night, a law enforcement source told The Post.
Mollie Bracewell, 34, a Harvard Law School grad who works in the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan, was dining outside Thai hotspot Muse about 9 p.m. when she was hit, the source said.
Bracewell heard four shots and felt pain in her left eye and was taken to Kings County Hospital where an X-Ray found there was a bullet fragment lodged under her eye, police sources said.
A 31-year-old man who was passing by the Washington Avenue restaurant by was shot in the foot and taken to Methodist Hospital, police said.
Police said they were unintended targets.
A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the shootings and police said the investigation was ongoing.
Bracewell confirmed through the intercom of her nearby apartment Saturday that she was one of the restaurant victims.
“I’m sorry, but if you want to talk to anyone you should reach out to our press office,” she told The Post. “I’m not going to answer any other questions.”
A spokesman for the US Attorney’s office declined to comment and said Bracewell would have no comment.
Onvadee Bunsri, the restaurant manager, described the mayhem at the packed Prospect Heights eatery which had a line out the door when the gunfire erupted Friday night.
“They shoot the glass door and the glass door was broken,” she said. “The customers were down on the floor. Everyone was down on the floor.”
She said Bracewell was “really hurt.”
“This is really scary. She was just eating,” the manager said.
Neighbors said they are terrified by the surge of shootings.
“This is Brooklyn in the 1970s and 1980s,” one resident said. “I didn’t feel like I would live through this twice.”
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