A gunman was arrested on Monday after shooting two men in Red Hook and one in Park Slope in a flurry of violence early on Saturday morning.
None of the shootings were fatal.
Cops said the mayhem erupted at Van Brunt and Van Dyke streets at around 3:30 am, when the shooter struck a 28-year-old in the left hand, and a 33-year-old man in the left knee.
The third victim, a 28-year-old man, was shot in the lower left leg at Sixth Street and Eighth Avenue near Methodist Hospital about an hour later, cops said.
The victim was “heavily intoxicated and uncooperative,” according to a police spokesman.
The Red Hook crime scene is near the home of the Filthy Mad Dogs, a motorcycle club that has been the target of unsubstantiated reports of rowdy behavior.
The NYPD said it would investigate whether the shooter was connected with the club, but at press time, there is no evidence that it was.
A Filthy Mad Dog official said the shooter was not a member of the club.
“We have fully cooperated with the police,” said the club vice president, who goes by the name Ceek. “It’s just a coincidence that it happened outside our club.
“It’s a shame when something happens that people point to us — that’s stereotyping,” he continued. “We’ve been here two years and we don’t bother anybody.”
But residents claim the club is a den of drunken lawlessness.
“I have seen a lot of things there that are not positive,” said one neighbor who requested anonymity.
The person said that Mad Dog members were seen scrambling from the club after the shooting, causing a commotion in the street. “We shouldn’t have shootings in our neighborhood. There should be zero tolerance.”
Civic leaders said the incident warranted continued police attention.
“Clearly, there are still concerns about noise and fighting, and now it’s escalated to where people are extremely concerned,” said John McGettrick, co-chair of the Red Hook Civic Association.
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