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Gunfire in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Two arrested following Pier 2 Melee

Panic on a sunny afternoon

April 17, 2015 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Crowds enjoying Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo by Mary Frost
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Cops from Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct arrested two men following the shocking outbreak of gunfire in Brooklyn Bridge Park late Wednesday afternoon.

The shots scattered crowds enjoying the basketball courts and other exercise facilities on Pier 2 at roughly 5:30 p.m.

Akeem Reed, 17, and Legrant Foster, 20, were apprehended by police while still in the park, an NYPD spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle.

Foster fired a Ruger 9MM handgun, which was recovered by the cops. No one was hit, police said. The number of shots fired is under investigation.


UPDATE on this story here.


Commenters on Gothamist said that cops evacuated Pier 2. The pier was blocked by yellow caution tape following the incident.

While some witnesses reported groups of teens fighting and running from the pier, NYPD told the Eagle the two suspects were not with a group.

The men were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

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