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BREAKING: Nostrand Avenue Shootout

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We’ve heard from a number of sources now that there was a shooting at around 10:07 a.m. on Avenue X between Nostrand Avenue and Haring Street.

Neighbors report hearing between three and five shots in the vicinity of the Sheepshead Bay-Nostrand Housing Projects. Within minutes, several police vehicles arrived, along with as many as three ambulances and a helicopter. The first ambulance left the scene with sirens blaring.

Another reader told us they asked witnesses and said the shootout involved “machine guns,” but we haven’t yet confirmed that.

If you have any additional information, please e-mail us.

UPDATE:

From reader Scott K.

There were about 9 or 10 police cars, a van, and step van that included officers with helmets riot gear, body shields and semi auto matic weapons. I drove by and left the scene as officers were going into the building. I heard the helicopter about 3 minutes later.

UPDATE:

From reader Amy:

2 suspects fled in a vehicle to the Housing Projects somewhere on Avenue V between Bragg and Batchelder ST. Both were detained shortly after.

UPDATE:

From News 12:

1 dead, 1 wounded in Ave. X double shooting

(06/25/10) BROOKLYN – Police are investigating a double shooting on Avenue X that left one person dead and another injured this morning.

Authorities say the incident happened at 3043 Ave. X shortly before 10 a.m. One of the victims, a 26-year-old man, was taken to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The other victim, a 25-year-old man, was rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead from a wound to his chest.

Police say they have arrested two suspects in the double shooting. Charges are pending.

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