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Two women sought in connection to July’s Brownsville mass shooting

October 2, 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

Police are looking for two women in connection with July’s mass shooting at a Brownsville street festival that killed one man and injured 11 other people.

The announcement from the NYPD — that they are looking for two women depicted in a video from the Old Timers Day Festival — is the first update police have given on the case since July 31, when they offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could help them secure an arrest and indictment in the case.

Police could not confirm Wednesday morning whether or not the two women in the video are the suspected shooters, but a law enforcement source told the New York Post that they are “persons of interest” wanted for questioning in regard to what information they may have.

The shooting rocked an otherwise peaceful annual celebration in Brownsville that was winding down on a Saturday night when at least two people opened fire into a crowd, according to police.

The shooting was started by something “as foolish as a stare or a look,” William Aubry, NYPD chief of citywide investigations, said in August.

The Old Timers Day incident was one of two shootings that left four or more injured in Brooklyn over the course of just nine days. A shooting at a candlelight vigil injured four people in early August. No one has been arrested for either shooting.

The Crown Heights shooting was listed on the Gun Violence Archive’s website Wednesday morning as New York’s most recent mass shooting — a term that the data collection defines as a shooting where four or more are injured, excluding the shooter.

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