1 Killed, 2 Injured In Brownsville Brooklyn Shooting
BROWNSVILLE (WABC) — Police are searching for a suspect after three people were shot — one fatally — in Brownsville.
The shooting occurred Thursday night just before 8:30 on 807 Saratoga Ave. Police are still trying to piece together all of the different stories to figure out exactly what happened. Police do know that a black car pulled up to the location and the driver, who was wearing a black bandanna or a mask got out and walked right up to three young men standing in front of the building on Saratoga Ave. The man then fired several shots. There were five shell casings in front of the building.
Police still do not know the motive, or who was being targeted.
A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital. An 18-year-old and a 20-year-old were also hurt, and were hit in the arms with bullets. They were taken to Brookdale Hospital and are expected to recover.
“The three fellows were just sitting in front of the building,” said eyewitness Latetia Chester, “I said ‘hey, what’s up, y’all?’, while in the supermarket, the gunshots just rang off.”
A lot of people were on the street when the shooting happened, but police are still getting conflicting stories. Police hope to find out exactly what happened by looking at police cameras. Right now they are looking for a black Mitsubishi with no license plate in front.
The victims have not yet been identified.
There were three other shootings overnight in Brooklyn; no arrests have been made. A 58-year-old man was robbed by a suspect who stole his chain and shot him in the leg at around 1 a.m. on Rockaway Parkway in East Flatbush. The victim went to Brookdale University Hospital in stable condition.
A 40-year-old man heard shots while walking on Dekalb Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant. He felt pain, and realized he was shot in the hand just before midnight. In a third attack on Maujer Street in Williamsburg, a 24-year-old man was jumped and stabbed in the back several times during a robbery for his cell phone around 1 a.m. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.