Bedford-Stuyvesant

One dead, one wounded in Bed-Stuy shooting

December 4, 2018 By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A large pool of blood and discarded sweatshirt mark the ground where one of the shot men ended up. Eagle photo by Todd Maisel

 

One person is dead and a second is wounded after the two became embroiled in a shooting dispute at the corner of Marcus Garvey Blvd and Pulaski Street, police officials said.

Police said the first victim, a 21-year-old man, was found behind 153 Marcus Garvey Blvd., at the Pulaski-Sumner Houses, shot in the neck. He was rushed to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The second victim, a 22-year-old man, was also found nearby shot in the hip. He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was expected to survive.The shooting occurred at 2:20 p.m., according to police. The two victims began a violent dispute with an unidentified third person who pulled a handgun and began shooting at the two. The windows of a nearby parked Hyundai were hit by gunshots. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction, according to police officials.

The Brighter Choice Community School, which is across from the shooting scene, was not placed on lockdown during or after the shooting, according to a spokesperson from the Department of Education.

Police look at blown out windows of a Hyundai parked on Pulaski Street after the shooting of two men.
Police look at blown out windows of a Hyundai parked on Pulaski Street after the shooting of two men.

 

A large pool of blood and sweatshirt were left at the corner of Pulaski and Marcus Garvey Blvd.

Across the street, signs had been posted advertising rewards for turning in handguns to the police.

Posters at scene of shooting call for rewards to help get illegal handguns off the street on Pulaski Street and Marcus Garvey Blvd.
Posters at scene of shooting call for rewards to help get illegal handguns off the street on Pulaski Street and Marcus Garvey Blvd.