Shootings in East Flatbush, Bushwick Leave Two Dead Over Weekend

Two Brooklyn men in two neighborhoods died over the weekend from gun violence—one in a Bushwick shooting Saturday night, the other from injuries sustained in a shooting the weekend before.

In Bushwick, the shooting took place at the intersection of Bushwick Avenue and Beaver Street, a few blocks from the Myrtle Avenue JMZ station. Police responded to a 911 call of a man shot at 12:20 am on Sunday, June 17, arriving on the scene to find William Fernandez, 33, on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Responding EMS transported Fernandez, who lived in Bed-Stuy, to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

On the day before Mr. Fernandez was shot to death, a young man in East Flatbush succumbed to the wounds he had sustained in a shooting the previous week, around midnight on Saturday, June 10.

That night, police received a call of a man shot and arrived at 3402 Church Avenue, near 34th Street, to find an 18-year old down on the pavement outside a hair salon, shot in the chest.

The injured young man was transported to Kings County Hospital in critical condition and was treated at the location until he succumbed to the injuries this weekend. His name has been withheld pending family notification.

An investigation into both shootings is being made, said police, but so far there have been no arrests.

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Paul Stremple

Paul was a staff reporter at Bklyner, responsible for covering Northern and Eastern parts of Brooklyn between August 2017 and January 2019.


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