Crown Heights Man Killed in Drive-By Shooting

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A drive-by shooting aimed at a group of people outside 1655 Union Street last night claimed the life of one man (Screenshot via Google Maps)

CROWN HEIGHTS – One man is dead after a drive-by shooting aimed at a group of people in Crown Heights last night, police confirmed.

According to police, around 2:50 am on Tuesday, July 3, a white van drove by a group of people outside of 1655 Union Street when passengers opened fire. Nearby resident Argenis Cabrera, 33, was hit in the torso in the hail of bullets.

Police and EMS responded to the scene following a 911 call and found Cabrera unconscious and unresponsive, police said. He was transported to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

After the attack, police said the shooters tried to make their getaway in the white van, but plowed the vehicle into a parked car. The suspects then ditched the van, escaping on foot.

It was not immediately clear whether Cabrera was the target of the attack or not. So far, there have been no arrests and an investigation into the shooting is underway.

Anyone with information in regard to the above incident is 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 Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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