A 14-year-old boy was arrested last night and charged with shooting a 38-year-old woman by Parade Place and Crooke Avenue, right by the Parade Ground, around 5pm Tuesday evening, the NYPD said.
The woman was shot in the shoulder, and a 14-year-old girl was hit in the leg at the same time, police said. The teenager arrested has not yet been charged in connection with shooting the 14-year-old girl, the NYPD told us this morning.
Both victims were transported to Kings County Hospital with non-life threatening wounds, police said.
At least 20 police officers at Parade Place and Crooke Ave in Brooklyn where 2 females reportedly shot. pic.twitter.com/PIkpOgeFnZ
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Neighbors described a chaotic scene in the wake of the shooting.
“It looked like she was in shock,” Nadine Battle told DNAinfo in reference to the teenage girl who was shot. “[Blood was] running from her thigh all the way to her shoe. The people in the park were screaming.”
“It’s just too much,” the woman said to DNAinfo.
“They’re so brazen, to shoot with children around and the police camera down there,” she continued, referring to the nearby NYPD watchtower that recently went up on Caton Avenue and Parade Place.