Bedford-Stuyvesant

One killed, five injured in Brooklyn Memorial Day shootings

May 28, 2019 Noah Goldberg
The two separate incidents took place on Monday night, Memorial Day. Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP

One man was killed and five others were hospitalized with gunshot wounds on the night of Memorial Day in Brooklyn, after shooters in two separate incidents fired into crowds gathered outside, police said Tuesday.

One shooter approached a large group of people gathered near Stanley Avenue and Hemlock Street in East New York around 7 p.m. and fired into the crowd, cops said. Police found an unresponsive 42-year-old man at the scene. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A 34-year-old man was also shot in the chest but did not have life-threatening injuries. Another man, who was shot in the left arm, drove away from the scene in his car and was found a few blocks away at Eldert Lane and Linden Boulevard, police said. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.

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Just two hours later, around 9 p.m., two unknown individuals shot into St. Andrew’s Playground in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where a crowd was gathered. Three teenage male victims – including a 16-year-old – were shot, but all three were taken to hospitals in stable condition.

No arrests have been made in either shooting, and the investigations are ongoing.


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