CENTRAL/EASTERN BROOKLYN – Six people were shot, and one died from gunshot wounds since between last night and this morning, according to police.
The shootings were centered in three of the four highest crime areas that are the focus of the “All-Out” program announced by Chief of Department Terrence Monahan last week. Officers were added to the 67th, 77th, 73 and 75th Precincts for the summer to try to fight crime in these areas.
In one of the shootings, three men were taken into custody in connection with the incident and charges were pending. One of the men was unconfirmed to have had a gun in his waistband.
6:30PM – East 29th Street and Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
The first shooting occurred at East 29th Street and Clarendon Road in Flatbush at about 6:30 p.m. when three men walked up to a man walking on East 29th Street and shot him in the right leg, that apparently entered his left leg. Two spent shells were left at the scene as the suspects fled. The victim was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he was expected to survive, police said.
Police from the 67th Precinct and the 71st Precinct nabbed the alleged shooter and his accomplices on Nostrand Avenue near Newkirk Avenue after a brief chase. A witness said he saw police take a handgun from the waistband of one of the men. Charges are pending.
6:53PM -Stanley Avenue and Hemlock Street in East New York
At 6:53 p.m., police from the 75th Precinct rushed the corner of Stanley Avenue and Hemlock Street in East New York and found an “unresponsive 42-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the head and neck,” police reported.
EMS rushed the badly wounded victim to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Police say a large crowd was gathered at that location when an unknown man approached on foot and “fired multiple rounds then fled southbound on Autumn Avenue.”
A 46-year-old male victim left the scene in a private vehicle and was found with a gunshot wound to the arm at the intersection of Eldert Lane and Linden Boulevard where he was then transported by EMS to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.
A 34-year-old victim apparently was driven by friends to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the chest and is in stable condition.
The identity of the dead man is pending family notification. No arrests have been made in this case as yet, police said.
9:15PM – Kingston and Herkimer Streets in Bedford Stuyvesant
A 9:15 p.m. officers from the 77th Precinct responded to Kingston and Herkimer Streets in Bedford Stuyvesant where they had a report of multiple people shot including a 16-year-old boy shot in the arm. He was taken to a local hospital. The shooting was believed to have occurred at Albany and Atlantic avenues in St Andrews Playground. Little is known on this shooting as yet.
4:30AM – Warwick and New Lots Avenue, East New York
The police were investigating at 4:30 a.m. this morning a man shot at Warwick and New Lots Avenue in the 75th Precinct. A black man wearing black shirt and blue shorts was being sought. The victim’s condition was not immediately known.
4:30AM – Another shooting was reported at 9595 Seaview Avenue at 4:30 a.m. where police were conducting a search for spent rounds. Nobody was shot in this instance.