Man critically injured in police-involved shooting in Gowanus

October 15, 2019 Alex Williamson and Noah Goldberg
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A Gowanus resident was critically injured in a police-involved shooting near the Gowanus Houses on Tuesday night, police confirmed.

Two police officers, after hearing gunshots near the corner of Baltic and Hoyt streets around 8 p.m., shot a man who was firing a gun at another person, police said. The man began firing at the officers when they arrived at the scene, according to police. The officers returned fire, striking the victim, who was taken for treatment at the Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Neither officer was injured, though both were taken to area hospitals, police said. The victim’s gun was recovered at the scene.

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Half a dozen police vehicles swarmed the scene on Tuesday night.

“I was just getting off the subway and I heard the helicopter and saw the lights,” said Cameron Diammatto, who lives in the neighborhood.

The shooting comes just over a month after police shot and killed Brandon Clayton in Brownsville after Clayton opened fire on cops, according to police. It also comes just weeks after a Bronx man and a Bronx police officer were killed by police gunfire near the Edenwald Houses as they struggled with each other on the ground.

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