Two Construction Workers Shot In Coney Island, One Fatally

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CONEY ISLAND — Two people were shot, one fatally, at an apartment complex in Coney Island Monday morning, according to police.

NYPD responded to a 9-1-1 call at 11:53 a.m. at 2750 W. 33rd Street between 33rd and 37th Streets, in Coney Island.

Police identified the victims as a 47-year-old man shot taken to NYU Langone – Brooklyn  Hospital in stable condition.  The other victim, female, in her 40s was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at HHC+Coney Island Hospital.

Police responded to a shooting here at 2750 W. 33rd. St.
Police responded to shooting here at 2750 W. 33rd. St.

Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus said she spoke to Inspector Joseph Heyward at the 60th Pct. who confirmed the two victims were construction workers shot on the job.

“I can’t express how much this story has hurt my heart as a long time anti-gun violence advocate,” she said. “We have been fighting for a gun free Coney Island for many, many years.”

The local City Councilman Mark Treyger also took to Twitter to say he and other local lawmakers and community-based organizations are looking to organize a community response to the shooting.

“This violence must end,” he wrote on Facebook. “Our community deserves safe neighborhoods.”

Investigation is ongoing.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. THERE ARE BUILDING GOING UP AS LUXURY WITH RENT WAY OUT OF LINE AND HOTEL GOING UP AND WE STILL HAVE CRIME. EXPLAIN HOW HIGH CRIME AND LUXURY GOES TOGETHER?
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  2. Time to get the Nycha residence out, they don’t belong with the high-end construction coming in. GENTRIFICATION IS NEAR 🙂 Gun violence is unacceptable!! Let’s build more and faster to change this neighborhood for the better, its prime real estate by the water which should not belong to the residence of NYCHA.

  3. Unfortunately, there is nothing can be done with NYCHA buildings. They will let them rot for 30 years then will spend millions to fix them but they never convert or sell those buildings. This is socialist state and that’s the way it will be, at least for now. You see what they did to Amazon, the company that would have brought thousand of jobs to NYC, but unions didn’t let it operate on their territory. The only thing this luxury building will do is to put big fence around them,like Sea Gate did, Oceana Did, very similar how people live in Rio Brazil.

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