EAST FLATBUSH – Police responded to a 911 call shortly after 10pm Saturday night, December 2, regarding an assault at 80 East 93rd Street between Rutland Road and East New York Avenue.
When officers arrived, they found 30-year-old Darnell Pettway unconscious and unresponsive in the lobby of the residential building with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, according to police. EMS transported him to Kings County Hospital where he died from his injuries.
No arrests have been made yet and the investigation is ongoing, but a police representative says a “gambling dispute” may have been the reason for the shooting.
Anyone with information in regards to this 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.