With massive police patrols focused elsewhere in the city, the killer who calls himself “Son of Sam” shot and critically wounded a young couple early yesterday as they sat in a car parked on the Brooklyn waterfront a mile south of the glittering lights of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
The killer’s strike yesterday had the earmarks of a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the police. It came two days after the anniversary of his first murder, an anniversary that was marked by increased patrols, wide publicity and spreading public fears. And it came for the first time in Brooklyn, more than 10 miles from his previous attacks which were clustered in northern Queens and the east Bronx – where the weekend’s patrols were concentrated.
Some witnesses said a yellow Volksmagen was seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting.
Excerpt from Robert McFadden Aug 1, 1977 New York Times