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.
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.