Two men were injured on Fulton Street when a gunman let loose a barrage of bullets on June 19 — one of two shootings to erupt in Fort Greene in a 24-hour span.
Police said that one man suffered two gunshot wounds to the face following the clash between Waverly and Clinton avenues. The second man — a bystander — was hit in the hand.
Here’s what we know: Chaos ensued just after 1:45 am when the gunman followed his 29-year-old victim home and opened fire just as the man stepped inside his entryway. The bullets punched their way through the door before striking him.
Investigators learned that the shootist had an earlier spat with the victim’s cousin, although it remained unclear just what the argument was about.
The bloodshed continued about 18 hours later when a third man was shot on N. Elliott Place and Flushing Avenue following a pre-Father’s Day cookout.
The victim told police he was just leaving the barbecue at 8 pm when three triggermen raced up to him and began emptying their pistols, striking him in the back and armpit.
Anyone with information regarding these two shootings is urged to contact the NYPD hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
A 59-year-old lost his wallet after he lost control of his bowels on June 16.
Police said that the S. Oxford Street resident contacted them after he noticed that someone had bought a bunch of MetroCards with a credit card he lost along with his wallet.
That’s when he told them his embarrassing story: he was driving his car down DeKalb Avenue between St. Felix Street and Fort Greene Place when, according to a very detailed police report, he “could not prevent himself from expelling feces in his pants.”
He pulled his car over “when he completed said duty,” according to the report, and the wallet fell out of his pocket as he cleaned up.
A 15-year-old girl had an iPhone plucked right out of her hands outside Brooklyn Tech HS on June 17, but her Regents exams prevented her from helping police find the thief.
The student told police that she was on Fort Greene Place between DeKalb Avenue and Fulton Street at 12:30 pm when a hooligan ripped the phone out of her hand.
She was willing to canvass the area for the thief with responding officers, but a school administrator thought it more important she take her next scheduled exam, police said.
A thief beat a 16-year-old to the ground as he made off with the teen’s bookbag on June 14.
Police said that the thief jumped his victim in front of two friends at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place at 4:30 pm, leaving him with a deep cut to his knee.
A thug made off with a 66-year-old woman’s handbag as she walked through Fort Greene Park on June 14.
The senior told police that she was nearing the south-western side of the park at Fort Greene Place and DeKalb Avenue at 1:30 pm when the thief ran by her, ripping the bag from her shoulders.
A heavy-footed thug forced his way into a Washington Avenue apartment on June 16.
The 25-year-old tenant told police that he returned home at 11:20 pm to find that someone had kicked in his door and removed a laptop computer, digital camera and a set of speakers.
A 19-year-old lost his iPod during a heated exchange with a former classmate on June 18.
The victim told police that he was outside the Atlantic Center Mall on Atlantic Avenue between Fort Greene Place and South Portland Avenue at 11 am when he began arguing with the other teen.
But just before the heated discussion reached its climax, his opponent yanked his iPod from his belt and ran off.
A crew of thieves wheeled away with a set of tires and rims from a 2008 Infiniti on Washington Avenue on June 14.
The 21-year-old motorist told police that he had parked the car between Park and Myrtle avenues at 10:30 pm.
The car was found resting on its rotors the next afternoon, police said.
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