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Police offer $10k reward for info in Brownsville mass shooting

July 31, 2019 Noah Goldberg
Police taped off the playground where one or more shooters shot twelve people — killing one — at a n annual block party in Brownsville. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

Cops are offering up to $10,000 to anyone with information that could help them secure an arrest in the Brownsville mass shooting Saturday night that left one man dead and 11 others injured.

Just before 11 p.m. on Saturday as Brownsville’s Old Timers Day block party was winding down, at least two people opened fire into a crowded playground where thousands of revelers were gathered, causing pandemonium and panic. Police have not yet identified any suspects in the case, but they are investigating whether the shooting was gang-related, according to NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

CrimeStoppers offered a $2,500 reward the day after the Brownsville mass shooting. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg
CrimeStoppers offered a $2,500 reward the day after the Brownsville mass shooting. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

NYPD CrimeStoppers would pay $2,500 of the reward upon arrest and indictment, while $7,500 would be paid out by the police department upon conviction.

The shooting injured possibly the most New Yorkers of any shooting since 2013, according to the gun violence archive. Still, Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to call it a mass shooting, sparking frustration among community members as well as Brownsville elected officials who gathered for a march Monday.

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