CROWN HEIGHTS — Four people were shot at a vigil in Crown Heights early Monday morning, police said.
At around 1:50 a.m. in the area of Buffalo Avenue and Sterling Place, four mourners were shot, two men and two women, all non-fatally, according to police. The NYPD says a 33-year-old man was shot in the chest, and a 24-year-old man was shot in the left leg. Both were taken to Kings County Hospital.
In addition, a 49-year-old woman was shot in the right leg and a 33-year-old woman was shot in the back. The pair of victims were taken to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.
According to the NYPD, at least one of the victims may have been the shooter’s target.
No one has been arrested in the shooting and no suspects have been identified.
The mass-shooting shooting comes after a string of such events over the weekend, when 20 people were killed by gunfire in El Paso and nine people were shot dead in Dayton shortly after. Monday’s shooting took place a neighborhood over from Browsnville, where last week 12 people were shot at annual Old Timers Day Festival.
The early morning shooting also follows the NYPD announcing last month that 80 police officers had been added to the 77th precinct, after Mayor Bill de Blasio on NY1 called for increased NYPD presence there amid an uptick in shootings in central Brooklyn.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident are asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.